An auxiliary jet-producing unit providing additional thrust for a takeoff.
An airplane takeoff assisted by a jet-producing unit or units, usually small, solid-propellant rockets.
An aircraft takeoff aided by an auxiliary jet or rocket.
Origin of jato
- j(et-)a(ssisted) t(ake)o(ff)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Initialism for jet-assisted takeoff.