(Naut.), a device for propelling vessels by means of a forcible jet of water ejected from the vessel, as by a centrifugal pump.Jet pump, a device in which a small jet of steam, air, water, or other fluid, in rapid motion, lifts or otherwise moves, by its impulse, a larger quantity of the fluid with which it mingles.

(Jet), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jetted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Jetting.] [F. jeter, L. jactare, freq. fr. jacere to throw. See 3d Jet, and cf. Jut.]

1. To strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be insolent; to obtrude. [Obs.]

he jets under his advanced plumes!

To jet upon a prince's right.

2. To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken. [Obs.] Wiseman.

3. To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out.

(Jet), v. t. To spout; to emit in a stream or jet.

A dozen angry models jetted steam.

(Jet"-black`) a. Black as jet; deep black.

Jet d'eau
(||Jet` d'eau") pl. Jets d'eau [F., a throw of water. See Jet a shooting forth.] A stream of water spouting from a fountain or pipe in a public place or in a garden, for ornament.

(||Jet"e*rus) n. (Bot.) A yellowness of the parts of plants which are normally green; yellows.

(||Jet"sam ||Jet"son) n. [F. jeter to throw: cf. OF. getaison a throwing. Cf. Flotsam, Jettison.]

1. (Mar. Law) Goods which sink when cast into the sea, and remain under water; — distinguished from flotsam, goods which float, and ligan, goods which are sunk attached to a buoy.

2. Jettison. See Jettison, 1.

(Jet"teau) n. See Jet d'eau. [R.] Addison.

(Jet"tee) n. See Jetty, n. Burke.

(Jet"ter) n. One who struts; one who bears himself jauntily; a fop. [Obs.] Palsgrave.

(Jet"ti*ness) n. The state of being jetty; blackness. Pennant.

(Jet"ti*son) n. [See Jetsam.]

1. (Mar. Law) The throwing overboard of goods from necessity, in order to lighten a vessel in danger of wreck.

2. See Jetsam, 1.

(Jet"ton) n. [F. jeton.] A metal counter used in playing cards.

(Jet"ty) a. Made of jet, or like jet in color.

The people . . . are of a jetty.
Sir T. Browne.

Jet propeller

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