Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Powered by two engines: a twin-engine aircraft.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. powered by two engines, one in each wing

Etymologies

From twin- +‎ engine. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nobody was hurt and the Trans States plane, also a twin-engine Embraer jet, continued its flight.

    Controller Error Blamed for Midair Near Miss

  • If the merger goes through as planned, the combined airline's fleet would include 685 737s and 86 Boeing 717s, a 100-seat twin-engine jet that the company no longer produces.

    Southwest Looks Likely to Gain Sway Over Boeing

  • Apparently confused by the stall warnings and airspeed-sensor malfunctions, pilots of Air France Flight 447 continued to pull back sharply on the controls for almost a minute— keeping the nose at a steep upward angle even as the twin-engine jetliner plummeted toward the water, according to the information previously released by French authorities.

    FAA Proposes Airspeed-Sensor Fixes

  • Separately, Boeing said Wednesday that it would boost production of its popular 737 narrow-body airliner to a record 42 planes a month by mid-2014, citing strong customer demand for its twin-engine workhorse.

    Boeing, Union Explore Settling

  • F-15 fighter, Mr. Simonov's sleek twin-engine, twin-fin Su-27 joined the Soviet air force in the early 1980s and won respect in the West for its range of more than 2,000 miles, its impressive agility and its ability to fly at 2.35 times the speed of sound.

    Mikhail Simonov, designer of innovative Soviet fighter jet, dies at 81

  • The inner pane of the captain's windshield cracked just before the twin-engine jet, with 112 people aboard, made a safe emergency landing at Dulles International Airport outside Washington D.C.

    Report Highlights Potential Perils of Boeing Windshields

  • Five people died and one person survived the crash of a twin-engine corporate plane in Long Beach this morning, the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Calif. plane crash kills 5, injures 1

  • The final moments inside the cockpit of the twin-engine Airbus A330, these people said, indicate the pilots seemingly were confused by alarms they received from various automated flight-control systems as the plane passed through some turbulence typical on the route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

    Black Boxes Point to Pilot Error

  • Soon after her release, there was police activity at Orlando Executive Airport as two vehicles pulled up to a twin-engine private jet bound for Columbus, Ohio, but no one saw Anthony get out and onto the plane.

    Casey Anthony Lies Low On First Day Of Freedom

  • No one was seriously hurt and the twin-engine jet made an emergency landing at a military base in Arizona.

    Boeing Factory Probed in Rupture of Southwest Jet

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