ram accelerator


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ram accelerator

[¦ram ik′sel·ə‚rād·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
A launching device in which a projectile is fired into a stationary tube filled with a combustible gas mixture that accelerates the projectile to hypersonic speed in a manner analogous to a ramjet engine.
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