Jet, v. t. To spout; to emit in a
stream or jet.
A dozen angry models jetted steam.
Jet (?), n. Same as 2d
Get. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Jet, n. [OF. jet, jayet,
F. jaïet, jais, L. gagates, fr. Gr. ?; --
so called from ? or ?, a town and river in Lycia.] [written also
jeat, jayet.] (Min.) A variety of lignite,
of a very compact texture and velvet black color, susceptible of a
good polish, and often wrought into mourning jewelry, toys, buttons,
etc. Formerly called also black amber.
Jet ant (Zoöl.), a blackish
European ant (Formica fuliginosa), which builds its nest of a
paperlike material in the trunks of trees.
Jet, n. [F. jet, OF. get,
giet, L. jactus a throwing, a throw, fr. jacere
to throw. Cf. Abject, Ejaculate, Gist,
1. A shooting forth; a spouting; a spurt; a
sudden rush or gush, as of water from a pipe, or of flame from an
orifice; also, that which issues in a jet.
2. Drift; scope; range, as of an
3. The sprue of a type, which is broken from
it when the type is cold. Knight.
Jet propeller (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
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
To jet upon a prince's right.
2. To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken.
3. To shoot forward or out; to project; to