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

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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

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  • 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