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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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 Most of the turbojet engines in service today, however, operate with an order of magnitude less power and thrust. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Best bad idea ever? Why Putin’s nuclear-powered missile is possible… and awful," 22 Mar. 2018 The aircraft is supposed to be propelled with a combination of turbojet engines and ramjet propulsion. Anatoly Zak, Popular Mechanics, "Ukraine Is Building a Spaceplane for...Saudi Arabia?," 14 Mar. 2018 Instead, the team has installed a General Electric J79 turbojet engine onto the body of a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, sans wings. CBS News, "New land-speed record eyed by U.S. team in Nevada desert," 26 Jan. 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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turbojet engine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of turbojet engine

: a type of powerful jet engine

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