noun lift·off \-ˌf\

: the upward movement from the ground by a rocket, helicopter, or space vehicle as it begins flight

Full Definition of LIFTOFF

:  a vertical takeoff by an aircraft or a rocket vehicle or missile

Examples of LIFTOFF

  1. a series of successful liftoffs
  2. Thousand of spectators gathered to watch the liftoff of the space shuttle.

First Known Use of LIFTOFF

circa 1956

Related to LIFTOFF

blastoff, launch, takeoff


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