reaction propulsion


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Noun1.reaction propulsion - propulsion that results from the ejection at high velocity of a mass of gas to which the vehicle reacts with an equal and opposite momentum
jet propulsion - propulsion by means of the discharge of a jet of fluid toward the rear
propulsion - a propelling force
rocket propulsion - reaction propulsion using stored oxygen for combustion; used where there is insufficient atmospheric oxygen
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The under-secretary's unfortunate statement was made four years after Whittle flied his first patent for a "gas turbine in combination with jet reaction propulsion".