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vernier engine

noun, Rocketry.
a small, low-thrust rocket engine for correcting the heading and velocity of a long-range ballistic missile.
Also called vernier rocket. Unabridged
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vernier rocket

another name for thruster (sense 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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