turbojet engine


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 Once airborne, the drone’s turbojet engine took over, powering the drone for the next 2 hours and 10 minutes. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 13 May 2021 The booster then burns out and falls away, and the missile’s turbojet engine takes over. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 30 Apr. 2021 Its unique trick involved the ability to transition from turbojet engine to turbo-ramjet engine in flight, sucking in vast amounts of oxygen-rich air and burning it to drastically increase engine output. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 Mar. 2021 The basic Model 147 or AQM-34 was 23 feet long with a 13-foot wingspan and a J69-T-29 turbojet engine producing 1,700 pound of thrust. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 28 Oct. 2020 Perhaps the biggest difference between XB-1 and the full-scale aircraft, besides the size, is that XB-1 will use a smaller, off-the-shelf J85-15 turbojet engine. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 7 Oct. 2020 The turbojet engine was more difficult to fix than the An-2’s turboprop engine, especially in remote airstrips in agricultural areas. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 24 Sep. 2020 Concurrently, Englishman Frank Whittle and German Hans van Ohain were each working separately on the turbojet engine. Eric Tegler, Ars Technica, 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, 7 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of turbojet engine

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 1 Oct. 2022.

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