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blastoff

[blast-awf, -of, blahst-] /ˈblæstˌɔf, -ˌɒf, ˈblɑst-/
noun, Aerospace.
1.
the launching of a rocket, guided missile, or spacecraft.
Origin of blastoff
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55; noun use of verb phrase blast off
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  • He saw the girl again next day, when they checked in for blastoff.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • The blastoff tickets had also been purchased—for June tenth.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • "blastoff time is 2100 tonight," he said, ending the interview.

    Atom Drive Charles Louis Fontenay
  • For one thing, he treated the crew like dirt and had treated them that way since blastoff from Earth almost five months before.

    A World Called Crimson Darius John Granger
  • Ramsey was saying softly: “Fifty-three, fifty-four, fifty-five, fifty-six … blastoff!”

    Equation of Doom

    Gerald Vance
  • They went inside swiftly and in a very few minutes prepared the thousand-tonner for blastoff.

    Equation of Doom

    Gerald Vance
  • He tensed now, not daring to relax for fear that the blastoff accelleration would slam him when he was unprepared.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • By the time they got it secured, the radio already was sounding warnings for blastoff.

    Atom Drive Charles Louis Fontenay
  • She had been busy since blastoff, testing the computers, checking and rechecking them, being overly efficient.

    The Judas Valley Gerald Vance
  • Dehydrated food, flasks of oxygen and water, and blastoff drums to contain our gear, are all relatively simple.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
British Dictionary definitions for blastoff

blastoff

/ˈblɑːstˌɒf/
noun
1.
the launching of a rocket under its own power
2.
the time at which this occurs
verb
3.
(adverb; when transitive, usually passive) (of a rocket, spacemen, etc) to be launched
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