ramjet

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ram·jet

 (răm′jĕt′)
n.
A jet engine that propels aircraft by igniting fuel mixed with air taken and compressed by the forward motion of the aircraft.

ramjet

(ˈræmˌdʒɛt) or

ramjet engine

n
(Aeronautics)
a. a type of jet engine in which fuel is burned in a duct using air compressed by the forward speed of the aircraft
b. an aircraft powered by such an engine

ram•jet

(ˈræmˌdʒɛt)

n.
a jet engine operated by fuel injected into a stream of air compressed by the aircraft's forward speed.
[1940–45]

ramjet

A jet-propulsion engine containing neither compressor nor turbine which depends for its operation on the air compression accomplished by the forward motion of the engine. See also pulsejet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ramjet - a simple type of jet engine; must be launched at high speed
jet engine - a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion
Translations

ramjet

[ˈræmdʒet] Nestatorreactor m

ramjet (engine)

nStaustrahltriebwerk nt, → Ramjet nt