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ramjet

Line breaks: ram¦jet
Pronunciation: /ˈramdʒɛt
 
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Definition of ramjet in English:

noun

A type of jet engine in which the air drawn in for combustion is compressed solely by the forward motion of the aircraft.
Example sentences
  • The two main contenders are hypersonic ramjets or scramjets and nanotube-based space elevators.
  • The engine, which will be provided by the Air Force, will be a dual-mode scramjet capable of running as a ramjet or scramjet.
  • The unpiloted vehicle's supersonic combustion ramjet, or scramjet, ignited as planned and operated for the duration of its hydrogen fuel supply.

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