pulsejet engine


pulsejet engine
/puls"jet'/, Aeron.
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, pulse-jet engine. Also called pulsejet, pulse-jet, aeropulse.
[1945-50; PULSE1 + JET1]

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pulse|jet «PUHLS JEHT», noun, or pulsejet engine,
a type of jet engine into which the air necessary for the burning of the fuel is admitted by valves in spurts; resonant jet; aeroresonator: »

This helicopter was powered with pulsejets, which is what the Nazi V-1 buzz bombs were (Harper's).


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