Definition of Whittle, Sir Frank in English:

Whittle, Sir Frank

proper noun

  • (1907–96), English aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and inventor of the jet aircraft engine. He took out the first patent for a turbojet engine in 1930, and in 1941 the first flight using his jet engine was made.

Pronunciation

Whittle, Sir Frank

/ˈwɪt(ə)l/