a small, low-thrust rocket engine for correcting the heading and velocity of a long-range ballistic missile.
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- verneuil process,
- vernier caliper,
- vernier compass,
- vernier rocket,
- vernier scale,
- vernis martin,
- vernix caseosa
Also called vernier rocket.
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another name for thruster (def. 2)
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