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thruster

[ thruhs-ter ]
/ ˈθrʌs tər /
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noun
a person or thing that thrusts.
Fox Hunting. a rider who keeps in the front of the field.
Aerospace. a small rocket attached to a spacecraft and used to control its attitude or translational motion.
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Origin of thruster

First recorded in 1590–1600; thrust + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for thruster

thruster
/ (ˈθrʌstə) /

noun
a person or thing that thrusts
Also called: vernier rocket a small rocket engine, esp one used to correct the altitude or course of a spacecraft
an auxiliary propeller on a ship, capable of acting athwartships
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