One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A stream of water discharged into the air, typically issuing from a small aperture under pressure; a fountain.
2A stream of water directed from a nozzle under high pressure and used for propulsion, cleaning, etc.; specifically such a stream (sometimes combined with an abrasive) used at very high pressure as a cutting tool.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Weekly Miscellany. From water + jet.
water jet/ˈwɔːtə ˌdʒɛt/
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