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See also: jato
- Rhymes: -eɪtəʊ
- (aviation, uncountable) Acronym of , a method of using booster rockets to allow heavily-loaded aircraft to lift off more quickly and use less runway length for takeoff.
- (aviation, countable) One of the rockets used for the above purpose.
- An enduring urban legend claims that someone in Arizona strapped a JATO to their car and crashed it into a cliff.