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Noun: turbofan  'tur-bow,fan
  1. An aeroplane propelled by a fanjet engine
    - fanjet, fan-jet, turbojet
  2. A jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust
    - fanjet, fan-jet, fanjet engine, turbojet, turbojet engine, turbofan engine

Derived forms: turbofans

Type of: jet, jet engine, jet plane, jet-propelled plane

Part of: propjet, turboprop, turbo-propeller plane

Encyclopedia: Turbofan