step rocket

step rocket
noun
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
Syn: ↑multistage rocket
Hypernyms: ↑rocket, ↑projectile
Part Meronyms: ↑booster, ↑booster rocket, ↑booster unit, ↑takeoff booster, ↑takeoff rocket

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noun
: a multistage rocket whose sections are fired successively

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Rocketry.
a multistage rocket that discards burned-out stages.

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step rocket noun
One made in sections operating successively and then discarded
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Main Entry:step

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step rocket,
a multistage rocket.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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