ramjet


ramjet

noun

  1. a jet engine operated by the injection of fuel into a stream of air compressed by the forward speed of the aircraft.

noun

    1. a type of jet engine in which fuel is burned in a duct using air compressed by the forward speed of the aircraft
    2. an aircraft powered by such an engine

    Also called: athodyd

n.

1942, from ram (v.) + jet (n.).

  1. A cylindrical jet propulsion engine consisting of air intake and combustion chambers into which burning fuel is injected, forcing hot air out of the rear of the engine at high pressures to provide forward thrust. See Note at turbojet.

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