reactive thrust

reactive thrust

n.
Thrust generated through the expulsion of propellant or exhaust in a particular direction, as by a rocket engine.
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The first stage of the rocket was basically a tube filled with gunpowder that, when lit, created reactive thrust by exhausting the explosion into the air.

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