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ramjet

[ram-jet] /ˈræmˌdʒɛt/
noun
1.
a jet engine operated by the injection of fuel into a stream of air compressed by the forward speed of the aircraft.
Also called ramjet engine.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; ram + jet1
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Examples from the web for ramjet
  • The ramjet is a simple engine that lacks a turbine and compression chambers.
  • The rocket-ramjet mode is not nearly as efficient as the ramjet mode.
British Dictionary definitions for ramjet

ramjet

/ˈræmˌdʒɛt/
noun
1.
  1. a type of jet engine in which fuel is burned in a duct using air compressed by the forward speed of the aircraft
  2. an aircraft powered by such an engine
Also called athodyd
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Word Origin and History for ramjet
n.

1942, from ram (v.) + jet (n.).

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ramjet in Science
ramjet
  (rām'jět')   
A cylindrical jet propulsion engine consisting of air intake and combustion chambers into which burning fuel is injected, forcing hot air out of the rear of the engine at high pressures to provide forward thrust. See Note at turbojet.
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