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1. A person or thing that thrusts.
2. A device that imparts thrust, such as a small rocket engine used to adjust the course or attitude of a spacecraft in flight.


1. a person or thing that thrusts
2. (Astronautics) Also called: vernier rocket a small rocket engine, esp one used to correct the altitude or course of a spacecraft
3. (Nautical Terms) an auxiliary propeller on a ship, capable of acting athwartships


(ˈθrʌs tər)

1. a small rocket attached to a spacecraft and used for producting thrust to control attitude or translational motion.
2. a propeller located in a ship's bow or stern to provide added maneuverability, as when docking.
3. a person or thing that thrusts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thruster - one who intrudes or pushes himself forward
interloper, intruder, trespasser - someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
2.thruster - a small rocket engine that provides the thrust needed to maneuver a spacecraft
rocket engine, rocket - a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion


n (= directional rocket)(Fein)steuerrakete f
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