Share this entry

Share this page

ram air

Syllabification: ram air

Definition of ram air in English:

noun

technical
Air that is forced to enter a moving aperture, such as the air intake of an aircraft.
Example sentences
  • A modified cowling was needed along with a large intake under the fuselage to supply ram air but the project was not completely successful due to developmental problems and both companies dropped the experiment.
  • The aircraft still was getting ram air over the cooling fins, but most of the efficiency of the exchanger had been lost.
  • Paragliders trace their pedigree back to the original ram air parachutes developed in the 1960s by the American space agency, NASA.

Definition of ram air in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful