scramjet

noun
scram·​jet | \ ˈskramˌjet \

Definition of scramjet

: a ramjet airplane engine in which thrust is produced by burning fuel in a supersonic airstream after the airplane has attained supersonic speed by other means of propulsion

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History and Etymology for scramjet

supersonic combustion ramjet

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“Scramjet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scramjet. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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