free flight

free flight
noun
: the flight (as of a rocket) after the power is shut off

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unassisted or unconstrained flight, as the flight of a rocket or missile without guidance or after fuel exhaustion or motor cutoff.
[1920-25]

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free flight noun
The flight of a rocket, etc when its motor is no longer producing thrust
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Main Entry:free

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free flight,
1. the flight of a rocket or missile after thrust has terminated.
2. the flight of a balloon or glider after release from restraining cables or towrope.

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n. the flight of a spacecraft, rocket, or missile when the engine is not producing thrust

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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