vernier engine


noun Rocketry.

a small, low-thrust rocket engine for correcting the heading and velocity of a long-range ballistic missile.

Nearby words

  1. verneuil process,
  2. vernicle,
  3. vernier,
  4. vernier caliper,
  5. vernier compass,
  6. vernier rocket,
  7. vernier scale,
  8. vernis martin,
  9. vernissage,
  10. vernix caseosa

Also called vernier rocket.

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British Dictionary definitions for vernier rocket

vernier rocket

noun

another name for thruster (def. 2)
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