1 (Also called)
high bypass ratio engine a type of by-pass engine in which a large fan driven by a turbine and housed in a short duct forces air rearwards around the exhaust gases in order to increase the propulsive thrust
2 an aircraft driven by one or more turbofans
3 the ducted fan in such an engine, (Also called (for senses 1, 2))
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