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free flight

noun

  1. unassisted or unconstrained flight, as the flight of a rocket or missile without guidance or after fuel exhaustion or motor cutoff.


free flight

noun

  1. the flight of a rocket, missile, etc, when its engine has ceased to produce thrust


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Word History and Origins

Origin of free flight1

First recorded in 1920–25

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Example Sentences

WhiteKnightTwo carried SpaceShipTwo to 50,000 feet before releasing it for free flight.

They offered free flight instruction and other courses in aeronautics to all comers.

But he did notice that she looked rapt and starry-eyed even through the long and dreary hours of free flight.

He has watched with envy the free flight of birds, and has tried to imitate it, usually with disastrous results.

The rocket was now in free flight, its inertia counteracting gravitational pull.

In some cases the insects were held in forceps, and in other cases they were allowed free flight in a cardboard box.

He developed and successfully launched the first gasoline model aeroplane capable of sustained free flight.

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