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scramjet

[skram-jet] /ˈskræmˌdʒɛt/
noun, Aeronautics.
1.
a ramjet engine in which the flow through the combustor itself is supersonic.
Origin of scramjet
1965-1970
1965-70; s(upersonic) c(ombustion) ramjet
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British Dictionary definitions for scramjet

scramjet

/ˈskræmˌdʒɛt/
noun
1.
  1. a type of ramjet in which the forward motion of the craft forces oxygen to mix with fuel (usually hydrogen) at supersonic speeds within a duct in the engine
  2. an aircraft powered by such an engine
  3. (as modifier): scramjet technology
Word Origin
C20: from s(upersonic) + c(ombustion) + ramjet
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