Definition of jetliner in English:

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jetliner

Pronunciation: /ˈjetˌlīnər/

noun

A large jet aircraft carrying passengers.
Example sentences
  • The Boeing Company is the largest aerospace company in the world, and the leader in manufacturing both commercial jetliners and military aircraft.
  • Stingers can shoot down aircraft, including civilian jetliners, flying at low altitudes.
  • The ideal jetliner, the ideal helicopter, the ideal fighter shapes have already been discovered, given what we know.

Origin

1940s: blend of jet1 and airliner.

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Syllabification: jet·lin·er

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