ramjet engine

noun
variants: or ramjet \ ˈram-​ˌjet How to pronounce ramjet (audio) \

Definition of ramjet engine

: 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

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History and Etymology for ramjet engine

ram entry 2 + jet

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“Ramjet engine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramjet%20engine. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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