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pulsejet engine

[puhls-jet] /ˈpʌlsˌdʒɛt/
noun, Aeronautics
1.
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.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; pulse1 + jet1
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British Dictionary definitions for pulsejet

pulsejet

/ˈpʌlsˌdʒɛt/
noun
1.
a type of ramjet engine in which air is admitted through movable vanes that are closed by the pressure resulting from each intermittent explosion of the fuel in the combustion chamber, thus causing a pulsating thrust Also called pulsejet engine, pulsojet (ˈpʌlsəʊˌdʒɛt)
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