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jet engine Line breaks: jet en¦gine

Definition of jet engine in English:

noun

An engine using jet propulsion for forward thrust, mainly used for aircraft.
Example sentences
  • Most modern high-speed aircraft use a very different type of engine - the jet engine.
  • After World War II, the jet engine revolutionized bomber aircraft.
  • The jet engine and the rocket engine have different nozzles because they are harnessing two different kinds of propulsion.

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