Jump-jet definition

A jet aircraft capable of vertical takeoffs and landings.
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(mil., slang) A jet fighter, often used on aircraft carriers, that can take off and land with little or no runway space.
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(informal, military) A jet airplane with fixed wings that is capable of vertical takeoff and landing as well as hovering, and, in some cases, also capable of becoming airborne in a conventional manner by gaining airspeed on a runaway.
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Noun

Singular:
jump-jet
Plural:
jump jets