Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The launch, especially of a rocket.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the launching of a rocket, especially of a spacecraft, under its own power.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The countdown and launch of a rocket, missile or spacecraft

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination

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Examples

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    Why Florida is as red as it is: a primer

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  • That blastoff is tentatively slated for May 9, but it also could slip and the Air Force typically has top priority to use the Florida launch facilities.

    Final Shuttle Launch Delayed at Least a Week

  • As she bobbed his knob and he braced himself for blastoff, he unwittingly flipped the switch on the PA system microphone.

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  • Late Thursday, NASA officials said there was a roughly a 30 percent chance of winds and clouds delaying blastoff, up from about 20 percent previously.

    Blastoff Obscures NASA's Troubles

  • Rep. Giffords and other family members of the Endeavour crew are set to see the blastoff from a private viewing area.

    Blastoff Obscures NASA's Troubles

  • The delay dispirited the throngs of spectators who had descended on the Cape Canaveral area in recent days, cramming into any available strip of coastline to angle for a view of the blastoff.

    Shuttle Launch Is Delayed

  • As she bobbed his knob and he braced himself for blastoff, he unwittingly flipped the switch on the PA system microphone.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • Ms. Giffords watched the blastoff in private, seated in a wheelchair and joined by the families of other crew members.

    A Liftoff as Giffords Looks On

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