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English definition of “jet engine”

jet engine

noun [C]  /ˈdʒet ˌen·dʒən/
an engine that moves an aircraft forward by sending hot air and gases under pressure out behind it
(Definition of jet engine noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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