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See also: jet-engine
- an engine that obtains thrust by taking in air at the front, using it to burn fuel, then ejecting the hot combustion products at the rear through a propulsive nozzle
- any engine propelled by expelling a high speed fluid jet (jet propulsion), such as a rocket, turbojet, turbofan, ramjet etc.
an engine that develops thrust by ejecting a jet, especially a jet of gaseous combustion products