One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of an aircraft) having two jet engines.
- ‘A vintage Beaufighter bomber, bought by the museum for a ‘six-figure sum’ two years ago, the society alleges, is in pieces in an unheated hanger, while a twin-jet fighter Buccaneer bomber is covered in corrosive dirt.’
- ‘Who would have thought that today we would see a new production run of the twin-jet Stormbirds being built?’
- ‘This ‘fracturing’ of the market was driven by the introduction of smaller twin-jet airplanes such as the 767 with sufficient range and market growth sufficient to make routes such as Atlanta-Milan viable.’
- ‘These private funds allowed Impulse to lease five brand new Boeing 717-200 twin-jet airplanes, making it the first company in Australia to use the aircraft.’
- ‘Boeing's initial entry in the short-haul twin-jet airliner market, the 737-100, did not fly until April 1967, almost four years after the first One-Eleven test flight.’
- ‘The Albuquerque start-up is developing a small twin-jet plane - and leaning on a full-blown PLM suite to coordinate with suppliers in Japan, China, and Britain that will build the wings, nose section, and fuselage.’
A twin-jet aircraft.
- ‘The sleek, almost sinister appearing, twin jet was the fastest thing in the sky and could outrun a Mustang by over a 100-mph.’
- ‘The dull roar of the twin jets sitting five feet below me, usually a comfort, were now a cause for worry - would they hold up under the additional strain of the combat settings, which had increased their power output above redline?’
- ‘After three hours the twin jets - each five times hotter than the surface of sol - were shutting down, but their nuclear ghosts lingered for minutes after.’
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