multistage rocket(redirected from Rocket stage)
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A rocket composed of two or more propulsion units that fire in succession. Also called step rocket.
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|Noun||1.||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
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