[ram-jet] /ˈræmˌdʒɛt/

a operated by the injection of fuel into a stream of air compressed by the forward speed of the aircraft.

Also called athodyd

1942, from ram (v.) + jet (n.).
A cylindrical jet propulsion engine consisting of air intake and combustion chambers into which burning fuel is injected, forcing hot air out of the rear of the engine at high pressures to provide forward thrust. See Note at turbojet.


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