jet propulsion

jet propulsion
Reaction propulsion in which the propulsion unit obtains oxygen from the air, as distinguished from rocket propulsion, in which the unit carries its own oxygen-producing material. In connection with aircraft propulsion, the term refers to a gasoline or other fuel turbine jet unit that discharges hot gas through a tail pipe and a nozzle which provides a thrust that propels the aircraft. See also rocket propulsion.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • jet propulsion — propulsion in one direction by a jet of air or gas in the opposite direction …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • jet propulsion — jet pro pulsion n [U] the use of a jet engine for power …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jet propulsion — noun Date: 1867 propulsion of a body produced by the forwardly directed forces of the reaction resulting from the rearward discharge of a jet of fluid; especially propulsion of an airplane by jet engines …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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