pulse-jet engine

pulsejet engine

noun Aeronautics.
a jet engine equipped with valves that continuously open to admit air, then close during combustion, giving a pulsating thrust: used to power the V-1, a German buzz bomb, in World War II.
Also, pulse-jet engine.
Also called pulsejet, pulse-jet, aeropulse.

1945–50; pulse1 + jet1

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