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[mid-kawrs, -kohrs] /ˈmɪdˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs/
the middle of a course.
Rocketry. the portion of a ballistic trajectory between the end of powered flight and the beginning of the reentry phase.
Aerospace. the portion of a space trajectory between leaving the earth's vicinity and arrival at the desired destination, as another planet.
Origin of midcourse
1555-65; mid- + course Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Who would project a serial novel, after Thackeray and Dickens had each fallen in mid-course?

    Virginibus Puerisque Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The "Dialogues of the Damned" are an incomplete series, arrested in mid-course at No.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
  • None, no none, could get anywhere near it; even Martin was left many yards behind in mid-course.

    A Hungarian Nabob Maurus Jkai
  • Our planet, for example, is in the mid-course of its experience.

    Amiel's Journal Henri-Frdric Amiel
  • The daughter's hand, which had just resumed the needle, stood still in mid-course with the white thread half-drawn.

    The Grandissimes George Washington Cable
  • The interior table-land, especially towards the mid-course of the Zambesi, is intersected by lofty mountain-chains.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
  • "I don't—I don't understand you," panted Lydia, confusedly arresting her bolts in mid-course.

    The Lady of the Aroostook William Dean Howells
  • Calli and Max met in mid-course, and the din of their contact was like the report of a cannon.

  • And no bird spreading its light wings can cross that water; but in mid-course it plunges into the flame, fluttering.

    The Argonautica Apollonius Rhodius
Word Origin and History for mid-course

1560s, from mid + course (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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