jet engine
noun Date: 1943 an engine that produces motion as a result of the rearward discharge of a jet of fluid; specifically an airplane engine that uses atmospheric oxygen to burn fuel and produces a rearward discharge of heated air and exhaust gases — see airplane illustration

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