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turbofan

Syllabification: tur·bo·fan
Pronunciation: /ˈtərbōˌfan
 
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Definition of turbofan in English:

noun

1A jet engine in which a turbine-driven fan provides additional thrust.
Example sentences
  • The thrust of the two turbofan engines on underwing pylons would be uprated or derated to reflect the number of seats, allowing the same engine to be used on all three versions.
  • Such turbine engines are also called jet engines and they embrace a family of products: turbojets, turbofans, and turboprops.
  • They have also ordered two versions of Predator B with turbofan jet engines.
1.1An aircraft powered by a turbofan.
Example sentences
  • The F - 117A is powered by two turbofan engines from General Electric.
  • The Hawk 200 is powered by an Adour 871 twin-spool, low bypass ratio turbofan engine from Rolls-Royce.
  • You can see that the core of a turbofan is a normal gas turbine engine like the one described in the previous section.

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