tri·​jet ˈtrī-ˌjet How to pronounce trijet (audio)
: an aircraft powered with three jet engines

Examples of trijet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Air Force is in the process of acquiring a new tanker, the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus, which will be more efficient and have more advanced avionics than the KC-10, but the trijet Extender will still have the Pegasus beat on fuel capacity by about 70 tons. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 28 Feb. 2022 Question: Are trijet aircraft less safe than twin-engine or four-engine aircraft? – Andrew, Scottsdale, Arizona Answer:No. John Cox, USA TODAY, 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, 7 Oct. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trijet was in 1967

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“Trijet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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