turbofan

noun tur·bo·fan \ ˈtər-bō-ˌfan \
Updated on: 11 Jan 2018

Definition of turbofan

1 : a fan that is directly connected to and driven by a turbine and is used to supply air for cooling, ventilation, or combustion
2 : a jet engine having a turbofan

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First Known Use of turbofan

1911


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