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liquid propellant ramjet engine

jet engine

n.
1. An engine that develops thrust by ejecting a jet, especially a jet of gaseous combustion products.
2. An engine that obtains the oxygen needed from the atmosphere, used especially to propel aircraft and distinguished from rocket engines having self-contained fuel-oxidizer systems.
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jet engine

n
(Aeronautics) a gas turbine, esp one fitted to an aircraft
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jet′ en′gine


n.
an engine, as of an aircraft, that produces forward motion by the rearward exhaust of a jet of fluid or heated air and gases.
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jet engine

An engine that develops thrust by ejecting a jet of hot gases from fuel burned in a combustion chamber. See more at turbojet.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jet engine - a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsionjet engine - a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion
fanjet engine, turbofan engine, turbojet engine, turbojet, turbofan, fanjet, fan-jet - a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust
jet, jet plane, jet-propelled plane - an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
atherodyde, athodyd, flying drainpipe, ramjet, ramjet engine - a simple type of jet engine; must be launched at high speed
reaction engine, reaction-propulsion engine - a jet or rocket engine based on a form of aerodynamic propulsion in which the vehicle emits a high-speed stream
rocket engine, rocket - a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
rotor - rotating mechanism consisting of an assembly of rotating airfoils; "there are horizontal rotors on a helicopter or compressor rotors in a jet engine"
flame-out - the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion
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jet engine

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