ramjet

noun ram·jet \ ˈram-ˌjet \
|Updated on: 27 Jun 2018

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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