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JET British & World English

Joint European Torus, a machine for conducting experiments in nuclear fusion, at Culham in Oxfordshire

jet1 British & World English

A rapid stream of liquid or gas forced out of a small opening

jet2 British & World English

A hard black semi-precious variety of lignite, capable of being carved and highly polished

jet1 English Thesaurus

a jet of water went down his neck

jet2 English Thesaurus

her glossy jet hair

fan jet British & World English

Another term for turbofan.

gas jet British & World English

Another term for gas burner

jet lag British & World English

Extreme tiredness and other physical effects felt by a person after a long flight across different time zones

jet set British & World English

Wealthy and fashionable people who travel widely and frequently for pleasure

jet ski British & World English

A small jet-propelled vehicle which skims across the surface of water and is ridden in a similar way to a motorcycle

jet-ski New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as noun, capital as trademark)

blue jet British & World English

A very faint short-lived cone of deep blue light sometimes observed in the upper atmosphere above an intense thunderstorm

jet pipe British & World English

The exhaust duct of a jet engine

jump jet British & World English

A jet aircraft that can take off and land vertically, without need of a runway

prop jet British & World English

A turboprop aircraft or engine

pulse jet British & World English

A type of jet engine in which combustion is intermittent, the ignition and expulsion of each charge of mixture causing the intake of a fresh charge

twin-jet British & World English

(Of an aircraft) having two jet engines

jet black New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

jet engine British & World English

An engine using jet propulsion for forward thrust, mainly used for aircraft

jet stream British & World English

A narrow variable band of very strong predominantly westerly air currents encircling the globe several miles above the earth. There are typically two or three jet streams in each of the northern and southern hemispheres

jet-propelled British & World English

Moved by jet propulsion

jet propulsion British & World English

Propulsion by the backward ejection of a high-speed jet of gas or liquid

jetboat British & World English

A motor boat of shallow draught propelled by a jet of water pumped forcefully out from below the stern waterline

ramjet British & World English

A type of jet engine in which the air drawn in for combustion is compressed solely by the forward motion of the aircraft

jet black in jet2 British & World English

A glossy black colour

jumbo jet in jumbo British & World English

A very large airliner (originally and specifically a Boeing 747)

turbojet British & World English

A jet engine in which the jet gases also operate a turbine-driven compressor for compressing the air drawn into the engine

jet set in jet1 English Thesaurus

she moves from village life to international jet set