Definition of Turbofan

1. Noun. An airplane propelled by a fanjet engine.




2. Noun. A jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust.

Definition of Turbofan

1. Noun. A turbojet engine having a (typically ducted) fan that forces air directly into the hot exhaust and obtains a portion of the thrust from the turbojet and a portion from the turbojet section. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Turbofan

1. a type of jet engine [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turbofan

turbocharger
turbochargers
turbocharges
turbocharging
turbocompressor
turbocompressors
turbodiesel
turbodiesels
turbodrill
turbodrills
turboelectric
turboencabulator
turboencabulators
turboexpander
turboexpanders
turbofan (current term)
turbofan engine
turbofans
turbogenerator
turbogenerators
turbojet
turbojet engine
turbojets
turboload
turboloader
turboloaders
turboloads
turbomachine
turbomachinery
turbomachines

Literary usage of Turbofan

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1. Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety: Proceedings of the First International edited by T. J. Casadevall (1995)
"turbofan engines operating at idle run at about 600°C, ... Cooling of turbofan engines from normal operating temperatures (1400°C) to idle temperatures ..."

2. Aerospace Plane Technology: Research and Development in Japan and Australia (1994)
"turbofan An air-breathing engine, similar to a turbojet, ... When fuel is added and burned downstream of the turbine, a turbofan engine can operate ..."

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