turbojet engine

noun

Definition of turbojet engine

: a jet engine in which a turbine drives a compressor that supplies air to a burner and hot gases from the burner drive the turbine before being discharged rearward

Examples of turbojet engine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Concurrently, Englishman Frank Whittle and German Hans van Ohain were each working separately on the turbojet engine. Eric Tegler, Ars Technica, "The Fairey Rotodyne, the vertical takeoff and landing airliner time forgot," 16 Feb. 2020 Meanwhile, a target like a cruise missile is densely packed with a guidance system, warhead, fuel, and turbojet engine. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Army Plans To Field the Most Powerful Laser Weapon Yet," 7 Aug. 2019 Today, the Iranian Turbine Industries Organization can build its own General Electric J85-GE-21 afterburning turbojet engines, the original engine that powers the Tiger II, making 80 percent of the parts. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Iran’s Aging American-Made Jets Could Fly Through the 2040s," 11 Feb. 2019 The Hunter has a maximum speed of 525 knots indicated airspeed, powered by a single Rolls-Royce Avon 207 turbojet engine. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Ex-Military Jet Crashes in Hawaii, Pilot Pulled to Safety," 13 Dec. 2018 It was powered by a Teledyne Technologies J402 turbojet engine, which pushed the 14-foot-long cruise missile at subsonic speeds to distances of just over 200 miles. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Pentagon’s New Strike Missile Just Saw Its First Combat," 17 Apr. 2018 Small reactors could be used to create turbojet engines with greater thrust and eliminate the need for fuel. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Best bad idea ever? Why Putin’s nuclear-powered missile is possible… and awful," 22 Mar. 2018 China's retaliatory move came the day after the Trump administration announced its own proposed 25% tariffs on more than 1,300 Chinese goods, including aircraft, propellers, turbojet engines and other aerospace parts. Samantha Masunaga, latimes.com, "How a U.S.-China trade war could hit airplane makers where it hurts," 4 Apr. 2018 And there was the cost of fueling four gas-guzzling turbojet engines, which required 6,770 gallons of fuel an hour to reach and maintain a cruising speed of Mach 2—just under 1,500 miles per hour. Mark Ellwood, WSJ, "Supersonic Flight Prepares for Takeoff (Again)," 4 Apr. 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Turbojet engine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbojet%20engine. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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turbojet engine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of turbojet engine

: a type of powerful jet engine

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