turboramjet engine

noun

tur·​bo·​ram·​jet engine
ˈtərbōˈramˌjet-
: a jet engine consisting essentially of a turbojet engine with provisions for burning additional fuel in the tail pipe or the portion of the engine to the rear of the turbine and thus making it possible to obtain higher gas temperatures in the exhaust jet than can be tolerated by the turbine blades

Word History

Etymology

turbo- + ramjet engine

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“Turboramjet engine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turboramjet%20engine. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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