[puhls-jet] /ˈpʌlsˌdʒɛt/

noun, Aeronautics.
a equipped with valves that continuously open to admit air, then close during combustion, giving a pulsating thrust: used to power the V-1, a German buzz bomb, in World War II.
a type of ramjet engine in which air is admitted through movable vanes that are closed by the pressure resulting from each intermittent explosion of the fuel in the combustion chamber, thus causing a pulsating thrust Also called pulsejet engine, pulsojet (ˈpʌlsəʊˌdʒɛt)


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