ramjet (engine)

ramjet (engine)
ramjet (engine) or ramjet [ram′jet΄]
n.
a jet engine, without moving parts, in which the air for oxidizing the fuel is continuously compressed by being rammed into the inlet by the high velocity of the aircraft

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