ramjet

noun ram·jet \ ˈram-ˌjet \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of ramjet

: a jet engine that consists essentially of a hollow tube without mechanical components and depends on the aircraft's speed of flight to compress the air which is supplied to a burner from which hot gases are discharged rearward

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1942


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