from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A jet engine that propels aircraft by igniting fuel mixed with air taken and compressed by the engine in a fashion that produces greater exhaust than intake velocity.
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- n. A jet engine in which forward motion forces air into an inlet, compressing it (as opposed to having a pump type device compressing the air for combustion with fuel), and where combustion is subsonic.
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- n. a simple type of jet engine; must be launched at high speed
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