Definition of "turbofans" [turbofans]

  • Plural form of turbofan. (noun)

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Use "turbofans" in a sentence
  • "Modern airline engines are hybrids, called turbofans, each of which contains an old-fashioned jet engine in its core but develops most of its thrust not by shooting high-speed exhaust out the back (as in pure jet designs) but by reaching forward through itself with a central shaft and spinning a propulsion fan."
  • "A pair of large engines poked out from the back, their noisy turbofans whining as they slowed."
  • "The Ecojet has much in common with the Avanti, including rear facing engines and propellers instead of turbofans."