turbofan (plural turbofans)

  1. (aviation) A turbojet engine having a (typically ducted) fan that forces air directly into the hot exhaust and obtains a portion of the thrust from the turbojet and a portion from the turbojet section.
    • 2005, Ronald D. Flack, Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion with Applications
      Turbofans are always multispool engines.
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