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blast·off

also blast-off  (blăst′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
The launch, especially of a rocket.

blastoff

(ˈblɑːstˌɒf)
n
1. (Astronautics) the launching of a rocket under its own power
2. (Astronautics) the time at which this occurs
vb
(Astronautics) (adverb; when tr, usually passive) (of a rocket, spacemen, etc) to be launched

blast•off

(ˈblæstˌɔf, -ˌɒf, ˈblɑst-)

n.
the launching of a rocket, guided missile, or spacecraft.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blastoff - the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destinationblastoff - the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
rocket firing, rocket launching - the launching of a rocket or missile under its own power
Translations

blastoff

nAbschuss m

blastoff

[ˈblɑːstˌɒf] n (of rockets) → lancio
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