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

  • n. A jet engine having a turbine-driven compressor and developing thrust from the exhaust of hot gases.
  • n. An aircraft in which a turbojet is used.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A jet engine that develops thrust solely from high-speed exhaust gases expelled from a turbine that drives a compressor.

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

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


turbo- +‎ jet (Wiktionary)



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