reaction engine

Definitions of reaction engine
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n a jet or rocket engine based on a form of aerodynamic propulsion in which the vehicle emits a high-speed stream

Synonyms:
reaction-propulsion engine
Types:
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ion engine
a type of reaction-propulsion engine to propel rockets in space; a stream of positive ions is accelerated to a high velocity by an electric field
jet engine
a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion
fan-jet, fanjet, fanjet engine, turbofan, turbofan engine, turbojet, turbojet engine
a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust
atherodyde, athodyd, flying drainpipe, ramjet, ramjet engine
a simple type of jet engine; must be launched at high speed
rocket, rocket engine
a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
Type of:
engine
motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work

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