retrorocket

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ret·ro·rock·et

 (rĕt′rō-rŏk′ĭt)
n.
A rocket engine used to retard, arrest, or reverse the motion of a vehicle, such as an aircraft, missile, or spacecraft.

retrorocket

(ˈrɛtrəʊˌrɒkɪt)
n
(Astronautics) a small auxiliary rocket engine on a larger rocket, missile, or spacecraft, that produces thrust in the opposite direction to the direction of flight in order to decelerate the vehicle or make it move backwards. Often shortened to: retro

ret•ro•rock•et

(ˈrɛ troʊˌrɒk ɪt)

n.
a small auxiliary rocket engine with its exhaust nozzle aimed in the direction of flight, used for decelerating a larger rocket, separating one stage from another, etc.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retrorocket - a small rocket engine on a larger rocket or spacecraft that is fired to slow or alter its course
rocket engine, rocket - a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
Translations

retrorocket

[ˈretrəʊˈrɒkɪt] Nretrocohete m

retrorocket

nBremsrakete f

retrorocket

[ˈrɛtrəʊˌrɒkɪt] nretrorazzo
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On re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, you fire retro-rockets to slow down and ease the ship slowly into the planet's gravitational pull.
Ford's GT40 retro-rocket features P245/45R18 concept tires (front) and P285/45R19 (rear) -- and an ultra-performance tread design.
The Mercury Retro-Rocket, developed at Thiokol's Elkton, Maryland, facility, was the first human-rated solid rocket.