Definition of afterburner in English:


Line breaks: after|burn¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːftəˌbəːnə


  • An auxiliary burner in which extra fuel is burned in the exhaust of a jet engine, to increase thrust.
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    • The air bypassed the engine compressor and turbine, and using the afterburner as a ram-jet combustion chamber, the available thrust is greatly increased above a Mach number of 2.0
    • After 20 seconds of afterburner use, the afterburner failed and the nozzle fully closed due to oil loss.
    • Of course, there's only one way you can see if the flame is clear blue - I stood behind the engine and looked up the exhaust with the engine at full power and the afterburner lit.

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