blastoff

[ blast-awf, -of, blahst- ]
/ ˈblæstˌɔf, -ˌɒf, ˈblɑst- /

noun Aerospace.

the launching of a rocket, guided missile, or spacecraft.

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Origin of blastoff

First recorded in 1950–55; noun use of verb phrase blast off
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British Dictionary definitions for blastoff

blastoff
/ (ˈblɑːstˌɒf) /

noun

the launching of a rocket under its own power
the time at which this occurs

verb blast off

(adverb; when tr, usually passive) (of a rocket, spacemen, etc) to be launched
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