ramjet


ramjet
A jet-propulsion engine containing neither compressor nor turbine which depends for its operation on the air compression accomplished by the forward motion of the engine. See also pulsejet.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • ramjet — /ˈræmdʒɛt/ (say ramjet) noun a jet propulsion engine in which the stream of air drawn in for combustion is compressed by the forward speed of the aircraft. {ram1 + jet1} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • ramjet — noun Date: 1942 a jet engine that consists essentially of a hollow tube without mechanical components and depends on the aircraft s speed of flight to compress the air which is supplied to a burner from which hot gases are discharged rearward …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ramjet — Statoréacteur Pour consulter des articles plus généraux, voir : Propulsion des aéronefs et Moteur à réaction. Essai dans un laboratoire de la NASA d un statoréacteur en poussée maximale. Le statoréacteur est un système de propulsion par… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ramjet — noun A jet engine in which forward motion forces air into an inlet, compressing it (as opposed to having a pump type device compressing the air for combustion with fuel), and where combustion is subsonic. See Also: jet engine, pulsejet …   Wiktionary

  • ramjet — ram·jet || ræmdÊ’et n. jet engine that operates by injecting fuel into the compressed air created within the engine during flight …   English contemporary dictionary


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