Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of JET in:
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- Through this a thin jet of liquid would flow into the mouth of the ritual drinker or brotherhood performer.
- This process results in two jets of hadronic particles as the quarks form hadrons.
- A jagged crack shot through the ice and water gushed up in jets and spurts.
- Once that has been signed and returned, and the cost of new nozzles and jets paid, Egoli Gas will make the conversion.
- The ejected material is channeled into narrow jets perpendicular to the disk, while material from the disk falls onto the protostar.
- For all I know, the company may have toyed with the idea of slightly widening the nozzle on the windscreen-washer jets.
- Gunboats patrolled the sea lanes and the skies were covered by fighter jets launched from an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic.
- How often have you ever heard of someone who qualified to fly fighter jets never flying a plane again?
- He insisted on training to fly a jumbo jet despite an obvious lack of skill even with small planes.
- Stepping through the hole, he fires the suit's jump jets.
- They finally quit, then several airplanes flew over, then a jet roared.
- The jets contain relativistic winds that interact and collide, creating shock waves and emitting high-energy X-rays and gamma rays.
verb (jets, jetting, jetted)[no object] Back to top
- There's also the little matter of the Interim Government jetting about, all over the world… traveling from one place to the next.
- The film, which gives young travellers safety tips before jetting off for adventures, is being made available to sixth-form colleges across the country.
- It must be annoying for under-funded museum staff to see a travelling droid circus jetting in from California.
- Blood jetted from the cut, the young man fell down, dead.
- Black blood jetted from the wound, and Narajao thrashed wildly.
- In several locations, rivers of mercury flowed from the planet's core, and occasional bursts of exploding methane jetted from the deeper craters.
late 16th century (as a verb meaning 'jut out'): from French jeter 'to throw', based on Latin jactare, frequentative of jacere 'to throw'.
- Saba's eyes shone like stones of black jet as he greedily reached for the beer, downing it in one gulp.
- He was a dark iron gray with a broad chest and fine quarters, clean limbed with perfect feet, and hoofs as black as jet.
- Around the girl's neck was a gold choker set with glittering black jet, and on her head sat a gold crown.
- His short jet-black hair and black trench coat made him almost invisible against the background.
- One was dressed in black, with long, smooth black hair and equally jet black eyes.
- The other was really, really tall, with long jet black hair and slanted black eyes.
Middle English: from Old French jaiet, from Latin Gagates, from Greek gagatēs 'from Gagai', a town in Asia Minor.