Afterburner (noun)

  1. A device used in jet engines to provide additional thrust by burning fuel after it has left the engine's main combustion chamber.
  2. A supplementary device used to increase performance in jet engines.

Origin:

Derived from the concept of providing additional burn after the main combustion in a jet engine.

Examples:

  1. The afterburner is used to provide additional thrust during takeoff and high-speed flight.
  2. The afterburner creates a flame that is visible from the rear of the aircraft.
  3. The use of the afterburner can increase fuel consumption significantly.
  4. The afterburner provides a significant increase in thrust and speed.
  5. The afterburner is only used in emergency situations, as it generates a lot of heat and noise.
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