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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The Vostok also contained a supply of food and water for 10 days in case of retrorocket failure.
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