One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A jet engine in which the jet gases also operate a turbine-driven compressor for compressing the air drawn into the engine.
- ‘Such turbine engines are also called jet engines and they embrace a family of products: turbojets, turbofans, and turboprops.’
- ‘The engines fitted on this particular aircraft were two pistons and two small turbojets (to help it to take off in certain conditions).’
- ‘The technology behind this superb aircraft was the turbojet engine, which produced more power than piston engines and created less drag than a propeller.’
- ‘Today, the turbojets in many British and American aircraft owe their origins to Whittle and the many Lancashire workers who brought it into production.’
- ‘It will have a solid rocket booster rather than the turbojet engine and be launched from a torpedo tube.’
- ‘It had four turbojet engines with afterburners, and was the first supersonic aircraft with engine pods mounted outboard on the wings.’
- ‘He gently reversed the thrust of the turbojet engines, bringing the Concorde to an abrupt halt.’
- ‘Rather than using a rotating compressor like a turbojet engine, the forward velocity and vehicle aerodynamic design compress air into the engine.’
- ‘The Gannet has double in-line Mamba turbojet engines driving two sets of contra-rotating propellers though a single driveshaft.’
- 1.1 An aircraft powered by a turbojet.
- ‘The White Knight turbojet aircraft climbs over the Mojave desert with SpaceShipOne attached to its underbelly.’
- ‘With increasing danger from turbojet fighters, the US military began transitioning to primarily an all turbojet fleet of aircraft.’
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