fanjet fanjet

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine
  2. (n) a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust

Usage(s):

  1. Roughly one-half as big as a Boeing 707, both planes have two fanjet engines mounted on the sides of the rear fuselage, cruise at about 550 m.
  2. The plane is the Trijet medium-range 727, roughly three-quarters as large as Boeing's 707 and powered by three fanjet engines mounted in the rear.
  3. Each $15 million L-1011 will have three fanjet engines, two slung under the wings and a third at the base of the tail for balance and easier servicing.
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