ramjet engine


variants or ramjet
: a jet engine having in its forward end a continuous inlet of air so that there is a compressing effect produced on the air taken in while the engine is in motion with the compressed air that enters the combustion chamber and the constant burning of the fuel resulting in a continuous jet of hot gases

Word History


ram entry 2 + jet

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“Ramjet engine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramjet%20engine. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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