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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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
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Translations

ramjet

[ˈræmdʒet] Nestatorreactor m
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ramjet (engine)

nStaustrahltriebwerk nt, → Ramjet nt
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