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jump jet

n.
A jet aircraft capable of vertical takeoffs and landings.

jump jet

n
(Aeronautics) a fixed-wing jet aircraft that is capable of landing and taking off vertically

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n.
a jet airplane capable of taking off and landing vertically or on an extremely short runway or flight deck.
[1960–65]
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A PETITION can be found on the government e-petitions web site to try to get the government to bring back the Harrier Jump Jets, the vertical take off aircraft.
An order for carrier jump jets - capable of short take-offs and vertical landings - was switched to jets with a longer range that could carry weapons, during the course of the project.
Since then, costs have increased by 150 per cent, we virtually gave away our Harrier jump jets and forgot the new ships would need an airborne radar system.
NEW jump jets could melt the decks of Navy aircraft carriers, it's claimed.
NEW Harrier-style jump jets set to fly from Navy aircraft carriers could melt their decks, US trials show.
READERS, do you realise there is still a live petition taking hits to get the vertical take off Harrier Jump Jets flying again?
To stay in power Cameron has given Clegg Nimrod, Ark Royal, Harrier Jump Jets and numerous other defence areas we undoubtedly need to retain.
The sale is particularly poignant as the Government announced to widespread outrage in October last year that it was scrapping the country's fleet of Harrier jump jets to save money.
Summary: Britain's Harrier jump jets have made their final flight before being axe in Government cuts to the defence budget.
BRITAIN'S Harrier jump jets have bowed out on what was billed as their ''final flight'' before the axe of Government spending cuts falls on them.
BRITAIN'S Harrier jump jets took off yesterday on what was billed as their "final flight" before the axe of Government spending cuts falls on them.
BRITAIN'S Harrier jump jets took off today on what was billed as their "final flight" before the axe of Government spending cuts falls on them.