jet propulsion

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the act of making something move forward by sending out backwards a jet of hot gases, air or water
  • noun power that provides thrust for an aircraft by taking in air at the front, mixing it with fuel, burning the mixture and causing expansion of gases

Aviation

  • noun jet power which provides thrust for an aircraft

Military

  • noun forward movement caused by the backward ejection of a jet of gas at high speed
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