blastoff

[blast-awf, -of, blahst-]

noun Aerospace.

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

Nearby words

  1. blastocytoma,
  2. blastoderm,
  3. blastodermic vesicle,
  4. blastodisc,
  5. blastodisk,
  6. blastogenesis,
  7. blastoma,
  8. blastomere,
  9. blastomycete,
  10. blastomycosis

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

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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