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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 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, 13 Dec. 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 20 Jun. 2021.

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turbojet engine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of turbojet engine

: a type of powerful jet engine

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