An aircraft takeoff aided by an auxiliary jet or rocket.(noun)
An auxiliary jet-producing unit providing additional thrust for a takeoff.(noun)
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Use "jato" in a sentence
"That meant we didn't dare put on spin by violent means-which is where jato units come in."
"The stuff was oxygen tanks, loaded, and aluminum mirrors to shield them, panels of outer skin-sandwich stuff of titanium alloy sheet with foamed glass filling-and cases of jato units to spin the living quarters."
"Just before lunch on the third day Captain Stone slowed his ship still more and corrected her vector by firing a jato unit; City Hall and several other shapes could be seen ahead."