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turbojet

Line breaks: turbo|jet
Pronunciation: /ˈtəːbəʊdʒɛt
 
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Definition of turbojet in English:

noun

1A jet engine in which the jet gases also operate a turbine-driven compressor for compressing the air drawn into the engine.
Example sentences
  • Rather than using a rotating compressor like a turbojet engine, the forward velocity and vehicle aerodynamic design compress air into the engine.
  • Such turbine engines are also called jet engines and they embrace a family of products: turbojets, turbofans, and turboprops.
  • It had four turbojet engines with afterburners, and was the first supersonic aircraft with engine pods mounted outboard on the wings.
1.1An aircraft powered by a turbojet.
Example sentences
  • With increasing danger from turbojet fighters, the US military began transitioning to primarily an all turbojet fleet of aircraft.
  • The White Knight turbojet aircraft climbs over the Mojave desert with SpaceShipOne attached to its underbelly.

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