solid fuel

noun
  1. a domestic or industrial fuel, such as coal or coke, that is a solid rather than an oil or gas
  2. Also called: solid propellant a rocket fuel that is a solid rather than a liquid or a gas
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  • It was also the only way to stop acceleration by solid-fuel rockets.

    Space Tug

    Murray Leinster

  • The take-off rockets were solid-fuel jobs, like those which launched the Platform.

    Space Tug

    Murray Leinster

  • And there were racks to which solid-fuel rockets of divers sizes could be attached.

    Space Tug

    Murray Leinster

  • They had banks of solid-fuel rockets of divers power and length of burning.

    Space Tug

    Murray Leinster

  • Solid-fuel launchers exploded and blasted the lifeboat clear of the parent ship.

    Deathworld

    Harry Harrison