American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A ramjet airplane engine designed for hypersonic flight that burns fuel in the supersonic airstream produced by the plane.
- Supersonic combustion + ramjet (Wiktionary)
- s(upersonic) + c(ombustion) + ramjet. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Recent breakthroughs in scramjet engines could mean two-hour flights from New York to Tokyo.”
“Dryden Flight Research Center NASA's high-risk, high-payoff Hyper-X Program is ready to attempt its greatest challenge yet - flying a "scramjet" - powered X-43A research vehicle at nearly 10 times the speed of sound.”
“There's no reason to think that a scramjet will be any cheaper than a rocket, and abundant reason to think otherwise.”
“But Paull had been building his device -- a cross between a jet and a rocket, known as a scramjet -- for 10 years.”
“The so-called scramjet aircraft zipped through the air yesterday at almost 10 times the speed sound.”
“A scramjet is a supersonic combustion ramjet, while a ramjet is a jet engine using the engine's forward motion to compress air.”
“a "scramjet" - powered X-43A research vehicle at nearly 10 times the speed of sound.”
“The engine on the X-51, called a supersonic-combustion ramjet, or "scramjet," pulls off a couple of especially tricky tasks.”
“- They call it a "scramjet," an engine so blindingly fast that it could carry an airplane from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., in about 20 minutes -- or even quicker.”
“Latest Supersonic Scramjets are now guidable, controllable (and hackable?) by software WASHINGTON - Engineers at the Ohio State University, US, have designed control system software that can effectively guide a hypersonic experimental "scramjet", which is faster than the speed of sound.”
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