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scramjet Syllabification: scram·jet
Pronunciation: /ˈskramjet/

Definition of scramjet in English:


A ramjet in which combustion takes place in a stream of gas moving at supersonic speed.
Example sentences
  • Like the comparatively slower ramjet counterpart, the scramjet has a simple mechanical design with no moving parts.
  • Unlike conventional rocket engines, which must carry oxidizer on board, ramjets and scramjets take in air from the atmosphere and compress it enough to burn.
  • The advantages of the technology are clear: the scramjet contains relatively few moving parts compared to a conventional turbine jet engine.


1960s: from s(upersonic) + c(ombustion) + ramjet.

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