ramjet engine

variants: or ramjet \ ˈram-​ˌjet How to pronounce ramjet engine (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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramjet%20engine. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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