multistage rocket

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multistage rocket

n.
A rocket composed of two or more propulsion units that fire in succession. Also called step rocket.
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Noun1.multistage rocket - a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted
booster rocket, booster unit, takeoff booster, takeoff rocket, booster - the first stage of a multistage rocket
rocket, projectile - any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
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They had not gone more than an hour on the second stage of their tramp when Tom, who was in the lead, following the direction laid out by the compass, suddenly stopped, and reached around for his electric rifle, which he was carrying at his back.
On arriving towards the end of the second stage in this vertical journey, and shaking the long roots which were round me, to my consternation they snapped off one after another like so many pipe stems, and fell in fragments against the side of the gulf, splashing at last into the waters beneath.
as in the Lysis, Charmides, Laches, to the transcendentalism of Plato, who, in the second stage of his philosophy, sought to find the nature of knowledge in a prior and future state of existence.
It seems probable that if, upon reaching the second stage, we could recall the impressions of the first, we should find these impressions eloquent in memories of the gulf beyond.
In the second stage, answering to the chrysalis stage of butterflies, they have six pairs of beautifully constructed natatory legs, a pair of magnificent compound eyes, and extremely complex antennae; but they have a closed and imperfect mouth, and cannot feed: their function at this stage is, to search by their well-developed organs of sense, and to reach by their active powers of swimming, a proper place on which to become attached and to undergo their final metamorphosis.
They went out presently to go up to the top of the hill, where I used to go; but they being strong, and a good company, nor alone, as I was, used none of my cautions to go up by the ladder, and pulling it up after them, to go up a second stage to the top, but were going round through the grove unwarily, when they were surprised with seeing a light as of fire, a very little way from them, and hearing the voices of men, not of one or two, but of a great number.
THIS IS THE END OF THE SECOND STAGE OF PIP'S EXPECTATIONS.
The second stage set in when it became a physical pain like red-hot pincers wrenching her mind from her music.
According to DGPC'sManaging Director Dasho Chhewang Rinzin, the project is basically divided into two stages with the first stage having annual design energy of 76 million units (MU) and the second stage envisaged to generate 34MU annually.
Time interval between first and second stage revision hip arthroplasty for infection, the effect on outcome.
Finally, I use the results from the second stage to validate the policy simulations performed right after the first round.
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