Definition of "turbojet" [turbojet]

  • A jet engine having a turbine-driven compressor and developing thrust from the exhaust of hot gases. (noun)
  • An aircraft in which a turbojet is used. (noun)

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Use "turbojet" in a sentence
  • "The four turbojet engines are embedded directly into the wings."
  • "Jet engines: The turbojet engine, invented in Britain in the mid-1930s by Royal Air Force officer Frank Whittle, was given to the U.S company General Electric GE in 1942 to develop for use in World War II."
  • "The engineering of the jet tech graft made it fairly straight forward for her and her crew to swap it in, replacing the GE turbojet that had to that point powered her Spirit, and many Spirits before."