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English definition of “turbofan”

turbofan

noun [C]     /ˈtɜː.bəʊ.fæn/ US  /ˈtɜː.boʊ-/
a turbine used as an engine, especially for an aircraft, that provides some force for movement from the gas that it pushes out, and some by turning a large special wheel with blades that also pushes air out, or an aircraft driven by this type of engineGenerating and pumping devicesParts of aeroplanes
(Definition of turbofan noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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