Origin of blastoff
How to use blastoff in a sentence
That explained his running back, waving a letter and trying to attract attention just at blast-off.Man of Many Minds|E. Everett Evans
It is worthy of note that one of the oldest of these acquaintances was present at blast-off time.It's a Small Solar System|Allan Howard
Claude stuck his head out of the hatch and reported the ship ready for blast-off.
While the criminals readied the armed privateer for blast-off, Coxine and Wallace climbed directly to the radar bridge.
In the pilot's chair, Connel called traffic control for blast-off, and at the same time prepared to raise ship.Sabotage in Space|Carey Rockwell
British Dictionary definitions for blastoff
Other Idioms and Phrases with blastoff
Also, blast away. Take off or be launched, especially into space, as in They're scheduled to blast off on Tuesday. This usage originated with the development of powerful rockets, spacecraft, and astronauts, to all of which it was applied. [c. 1950]
Depart, clear out, as in This party's over; let's blast off now. [Slang; early 1950s]
Become excited or high, especially from using drugs, as in They give parties where people blast off. [Slang; c. 1960]