pulse-jet engine

noun

: a jet engine designed to produce a pulsating thrust by the intermittent flow of hot gases

Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pulse-jet engine was in 1946

Dictionary Entries Near pulse-jet engine

Cite this Entry

“Pulse-jet engine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulse-jet%20engine. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!