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retrofire

[ re-troh-fahyuhr ]
/ 藞r蓻 tro蕣藢fa瑟r /
Rocketry.
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verb (used with object), ret路ro路fired, ret路ro路fir路ing.
to ignite (a retrorocket).
verb (used without object), ret路ro路fired, ret路ro路fir路ing.
(of a retrorocket) to become ignited.
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Origin of retrofire

An Americanism dating back to 1960鈥65; retro- + fire
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British Dictionary definitions for retrofire

retrofire
/ (藞r蓻tr蓹蕣藢fa瑟蓹) /

noun
the act of firing a retrorocket
the moment at which it is fired
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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