jet jet  /ˈdʒɛt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
  2. (n) the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
  3. (n) a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewelry or ornamentation
  4. (n) atmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward
  5. (n) street names for ketamine
  6. (n) an artificially produced flow of water
  7. (v) issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth
  8. (v) fly a jet plane
  9. (adj) of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal

Usage(s):

  1. A touchy subject in aviation circles is the effect of jet engine noise on human nerves and bodies.
  2. Problem: how to make a jet engine work under water.
  3. Airplane designers are confident that many jet airliners will be flying some day, but they dread the reception they will get from people living near airports.

News

  1. Jet skiers rescued from Cedar River in Cedar Rapids

    Two jet skiers were rescued from the Cedar River Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KWWL Iowa

  2. Jet skier on Seminole County lake is OK

    Seminole County Fire Rescue reports a jet skier who had been reported missing has been found and is OK. They're calling it a "good intent" call. The man was not thrown from a watercraft, his jet ski had drifted away from the dock. Divers had been searching a Seminole County lake for a man reportedly thrown from a personal watercraft Wednesday evening. According to investigators, a caller ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WFTV 9 Orlando

  3. Private jet skids off runway at Flying Cloud Airport

    A private jet went off the runway at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minn. on Wednesday morning.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 9 News Twin Cities

Quotes

  1. "Jimmy Bond had a big jet boat chase in 'Live and Let Die,'" writes Moore, now 80. "I did quite a few run-throughs to practice and whilst banking on one such run, the engine cut out. I had no steering! I therefore continued in a straight line...
    on Aug 19, 2008 By: Roger Moore Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The legendary No. 4 has now become Jet Favre," Bloomberg said, "and we're delighted to welcome him to City Hall."
    on Aug 7, 2008 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: ABC News

  3. "Secretary Geithner already had to pull back one institution that had gone forward with a multimillion dollar jet plane purchase at the same time as they're receiving TARP money," Mr Obama said.
    on Jan 29, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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