1. an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine
Syn: ↑fanjet, ↑turbofan, ↑turbojet
Hypernyms: ↑jet, ↑jet plane, ↑jet-propelled plane
Part Meronyms: ↑fanjet, ↑fanjet engine, ↑turbojet, ↑turbojet engine, ↑turbofan, ↑turbofan engine
2. a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust
Hypernyms: ↑jet engine
Part Holonyms: ↑fanjet, ↑turbofan, ↑turbojet, ↑propjet, ↑turboprop, ↑turbo-propeller plane
Part Meronyms: ↑afterburner, ↑gas turbine

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ \ noun
1. : a jet engine having a ducted fan in its forward end that draws in extra air whose compression and expulsion provide extra thrust
2. : an airplane powered by a fan-jet engine

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fanˈ-jet noun
(an aeroplane with) an engine in which air is taken in through a fan and some of it, bypassing compressors, combustion chamber and turbines, is added to the exhaust to increase thrust
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Main Entry:fan

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fan-jet «FAN JEHT», noun.
1. = turbofan. (Cf.turbofan)
2. an aircraft powered by a turbojet.

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