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aerobrake

[ air-oh-breyk ]
/ 藞蓻蓹r o蕣藢bre瑟k /
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verb (used without object), aer路o路braked, aer路o路brak路ing.
(of a spacecraft or satellite) to reduce velocity by taking advantage of a planet's atmospheric drag.
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Origin of aerobrake

First recorded in 1970鈥75; aero- + brake1
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