jump jet

jump jet
noun
: a military jet aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing capability

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a jet airplane capable of taking off and landing vertically or on an extremely short runway or flight deck.
Also, jump-jet. Cf. STOL, VTOL.
[1960-65]

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jump jet noun
A fighter plane able to land and take off vertically
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Main Entry:jump

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jump jet UK US noun [countable] [singular jump jet plural jump jets]
a plane that can move up or down in a straight line when it leaves the ground or lands
Thesaurus: aircrafthyponym parts of aircraftmeronym

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n. a jet aircraft that can take off and land vertically, without need of a runway

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ˈjump jet 7 [jump jet jump jets] noun
an aircraft that can take off and land by going straight up or down, without needing a ↑runway

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • jump jet — n. [Slang, Chiefly Mil.] a jet fighter, often used on aircraft carriers, that can take off and land with little or no runway space: cf. V/STOL: sometimes written jump jet …   English World dictionary

  • jump jet — jump jets N COUNT A jump jet is a jet aircraft that can take off and land vertically …   English dictionary

  • jump jet — jump′ jet n. mil aer. a jet airplane capable of taking off and landing vertically or on an extremely short runway or flight deck • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • jump jet — ► NOUN ▪ a jet aircraft that can take off and land vertically …   English terms dictionary

  • jump-jet — «JUHMP JEHT», noun. British. a jet aircraft designed for vertical take offs and landings …   Useful english dictionary

  • jump jet — n an aircraft that can take off and land by going straight up and down …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jump jet — jump ,jet noun count MAINLY BRITISH an airplane that can move up or down in a straight line when it leaves the ground or lands …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jump jet — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms jump jet : singular jump jet plural jump jets a plane that can move up or down in a straight line when it leaves the ground or lands …   English dictionary

  • jump jet — a jet airplane capable of taking off and landing vertically or on an extremely short runway or flight deck. Also, jump jet. Cf. STOL, VTOL. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • jump-jet — /ˈdʒʌmp dʒɛt/ (say jump jet) noun → STOL …  

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