jump jet
noun Date: 1964 a military jet aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing capability

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • jump jet — n. [Slang, Chiefly Mil.] a jet fighter, often used on aircraft carriers, that can take off and land with little or no runway space: cf. V/STOL: sometimes written jump jet …   English World dictionary

  • jump jet — jump jets N COUNT A jump jet is a jet aircraft that can take off and land vertically …   English dictionary

  • jump jet — jump′ jet n. mil aer. a jet airplane capable of taking off and landing vertically or on an extremely short runway or flight deck • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • jump jet — ► NOUN ▪ a jet aircraft that can take off and land vertically …   English terms dictionary

  • jump-jet — «JUHMP JEHT», noun. British. a jet aircraft designed for vertical take offs and landings …   Useful english dictionary

  • jump jet — n an aircraft that can take off and land by going straight up and down …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jump jet — jump ,jet noun count MAINLY BRITISH an airplane that can move up or down in a straight line when it leaves the ground or lands …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jump jet — noun : a military jet aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing capability * * * a jet airplane capable of taking off and landing vertically or on an extremely short runway or flight deck. Also, jump jet. Cf. STOL, VTOL. [1960 65] * * * jump jet …   Useful english dictionary

  • jump jet — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms jump jet : singular jump jet plural jump jets a plane that can move up or down in a straight line when it leaves the ground or lands …   English dictionary

  • jump jet — a jet airplane capable of taking off and landing vertically or on an extremely short runway or flight deck. Also, jump jet. Cf. STOL, VTOL. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • jump-jet — /ˈdʒʌmp dʒɛt/ (say jump jet) noun → STOL …   Australian English dictionary

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