jet engine

jet engine (plural jet engines)

  1. an engine that obtains thrust by taking in air at the front, using it to burn fuel, then ejecting the hot combustion products at the rear through a propulsive nozzle
  2. any engine propelled by expelling a high speed fluid jet (jet propulsion), such as a rocket, turbojet, turbofan, ramjet etc.
Related terms Translations
  • French: moteur à réaction
  • German: Strahltriebwerk, Düsentriebwerk
  • Portuguese: motor a jato
  • Russian: реакти́вный дви́гатель
  • Spanish: motor de reacción

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