trijet

noun
tri·​jet | \ ˈtrī-ˌjet How to pronounce trijet (audio) \

Definition of trijet

: an aircraft powered with three jet engines

Examples of trijet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Question: Are trijet aircraft less safe than twin-engine or four-engine aircraft? – Andrew, Scottsdale, Arizona Answer:No. John Cox, USA TODAY, "Ask the Captain: Questions about three-engine jets," 17 June 2018 Each day at noon, French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Falcon flew a solo lap around the circuit in its flagship Falcon 7X trijet. Chris Clarke, Popular Mechanics, "The Business Jet That Thinks It's a Racing Plane," 7 Oct. 2015 Question: Are trijet aircraft less safe than twin-engine or four-engine aircraft? – Andrew, Scottsdale, Arizona Answer:No. John Cox, USA TODAY, "Ask the Captain: Questions about three-engine jets," 17 June 2018 Each day at noon, French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Falcon flew a solo lap around the circuit in its flagship Falcon 7X trijet. Chris Clarke, Popular Mechanics, "The Business Jet That Thinks It's a Racing Plane," 7 Oct. 2015

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Trijet.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trijet. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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