egads button


noun Rocketry Slang.

a switch that triggers the destruction in flight of a malfunctioning missile.

Nearby words

  1. eftsoons,
  2. eg,
  3. eg.,
  4. egad,
  5. egadi,
  6. egal,
  7. egalitarian,
  8. egalitarianism,
  9. egas moniz,
  10. egbert

Also called chicken switch.

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