Definition of jet fighter in US English:

jet fighter

noun

  • A fast jet-powered military aircraft designed for attacking other aircraft.

    ‘the helicopter was shot down by a jet fighter’
    • ‘Suddenly a jet fighter is seen coming in low from behind, and when over the car, it executes a half roll.’
    • ‘In the end, the plane was intercepted by F-16 jet fighters.’
    • ‘Among the highlights expected will be the Red Arrows themselves and RAF jet fighters, including the Tornado and the Harrier Jump-Jet.’
    • ‘Navy carrier-based jet fighters were available to augment continental air defense forces in an emergency.’
    • ‘A fly-past by a Jaguar jet fighter and three helicopters gave her a warm welcome home.’
    • ‘An aviator who ejects successfully from a downed jet fighter is lucky by any measure.’
    • ‘The F-86, the U. S. Air Force's first swept-wing jet fighter, made its initial flight on October 1, 1947.’
    • ‘Heavy security was in evidence with an estimated 10,000 police on the streets and helicopters and jet fighters patrolling the skies.’
    • ‘Visitors to the Yorkshire Air Show will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to win a flight in a classic jet fighter - and help charity.’
    • ‘He knows a little bit about being a pilot since he was a jet fighter pilot.’