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blastoff

[blast-awf, -of, blahst-] /ˈblæstˌɔf, -ˌɒf, ˈblɑst-/
noun, Aerospace.
1.
the launching of a rocket, guided missile, or spacecraft.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; noun use of verb phrase blast off
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Examples from the web for blastoff
  • It doesn't emulate weightlessness, though it will shake you up a bit in a blastoff simulation.
  • Today's blastoff of the latest rover raises an interesting question.
  • The blastoff of the lover raises an interesting question.
  • Problems with an unrelated launch, however, pushed the blastoff back.
  • Such strength is critical not only for the landing but also for maintaining consciousness during blastoff.
British Dictionary definitions for blastoff

blastoff

/ˈblɑːstˌɒf/
noun
1.
the launching of a rocket under its own power
2.
the time at which this occurs
verb
3.
(adverb; when transitive, usually passive) (of a rocket, spacemen, etc) to be launched
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