blastoff

noun
blast·​off | \ˈblast-ˌȯf \

Definition of blastoff 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a blasting off (as of a rocket)

blast off

verb

Definition of blast off (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: take off sense 1b used especially of rocket-propelled missiles and vehicles

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Synonyms & Antonyms for blastoff

Synonyms: Noun

launch, liftoff, takeoff

Antonyms: Noun

landing

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Examples of blastoff in a Sentence

Noun

the mission was scrubbed just minutes before blastoff

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Kidd Jordan and the Improvisational Arts Quartet in the Jazz Tent at 1:25 -- Five, four, three, two, one, blastoff. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "Sunday's Jazz Fest picks: Buffett, Byrne or Benson?," 28 Apr. 2018 TransHab is a three-level habitat, accommodating six people, that can be squeezed into a cylinder for blastoff and inflated in space. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Constance Adams Helped Design Habitations for Mars-Bound Astronauts," 6 July 2018 Corrections & Amplifications The Falcon Heavy rocket had its maiden blastoff in February. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "Elon Musk’s SpaceX Delays Plans for First Space Tourists to Circle Moon," 4 June 2018 Early speculation centered on an explosion caused by a structural defect or the possibility that crucial, heat-protecting tiles on the shuttle's left wing were damaged when they were struck by a piece of fuel-tank insulation during blastoff. Martin Merzer And Phil Long, miamiherald, "Columbia space shuttle blew up 15 years ago | Miami Herald," 31 Jan. 2018 Counting his takeoff from the moon in 1972 as commander of Apollo 16, Young’s blastoff tally stood at seven, for decades a world record. Marco Santana, OrlandoSentinel.com, "John Young, astronaut who grew up in Orlando, dies at 87," 7 Jan. 2018 Counting his takeoff from the moon in 1972 as commander of Apollo 16, his blastoff tally stood at seven, for decades a world record. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "Legendary Apollo Astronaut John Young Has Died," 6 Jan. 2018 From blastoff risks to radiation dangers to splashdown hazards, industry and government experts have said SpaceX’s plans pose difficult technical and policy decisions unlike any the nation’s space program has faced in many years. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "SpaceX Successfully Launches Reused Booster for NASA, a First," 15 Dec. 2017 The initial unmanned blastoff of SLS is now expected to slip several months to late 2019, with a manned test flight to follow between 2021 and 2023. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "SpaceX’s Mars Vision Puts Pressure on NASA’s Manned Exploration Programs," 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of blastoff

Noun

1939, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1950, in the meaning defined above

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blastoff

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blastoff

: the time when a rocket, missile, etc., begins to rise into the air

blastoff

noun
blast·​off | \ˈblast-ˌȯf\

Kids Definition of blastoff

: an instance of taking off (as of a rocket)

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