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pulsejet engine

or pulse-jet engine

[puhls-jet] /ˈpʌlsˌdʒɛt/
noun, Aeronautics.
a jet engine 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.
Also called pulsejet, pulse-jet, aeropulse.
Origin of pulsejet engine
First recorded in 1945-50; pulse1 + jet1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for pulsejet


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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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