A jet engine on an airplane.
jet engine definition by Webster's New World
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an engine for aircraft, ships, etc., operating on the principle of jet propulsion
jet engine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- An engine that develops thrust by ejecting a jet, especially a jet of gaseous combustion products.
- An engine that obtains the oxygen needed from the atmosphere, used especially to propel aircraft and distinguished from rocket engines having self-contained fuel-oxidizer systems.
liquid propellant ramjet engine
jet engine - Science Definition
An engine, generally a gas turbine , that develops thrust from a jet of hot gases produced by burning fuel in a combustion chamber.