ramjet

Definitions:

  • A jet engine that propels aircraft by igniting fuel mixed with air taken and compressed by the engine in a fashion that produces greater exhaust than intake velocity.
  • A <xref>jet engine</xref> in which forward motion forces air into an <xref>inlet</xref>, compressing it (as opposed to having a pump type device compressing the air for combustion with fuel), and where combustion is <xref>subsonic</xref>.
  • a simple type of jet engine; must be launched at high speed
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