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

  • n. A jet engine that provides extra thrust by means of a ducted fan in its forward end that draws in extra air.
  • n. An airplane with such an engine.

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  • n. a turbofan engine
  • n. an airplane powered by turbofan engines

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine
  • n. a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust


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  • The six-seat, 1,400-nm Foxjet was shelved in the early 1980s when its Williams WR44-800 fanjet (the predecessor to the now-certified FJ44) was selected by the U.S.



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