blastoff

noun
blast·​off | \ ˈblast-ˌȯf How to pronounce blastoff (audio) \

Definition of blastoff

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a blasting off (as of a rocket)

blast off

verb
blasted off; blasting off; blasts off

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

Antonyms: Noun

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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 Shatner will join Chris Boshuizen, founder of Earth-observation company Planet Labs; microbiologist Glen de Vries; and Blue Origin's Audrey Powers for blastoff on a 10-minute up-and-down flight out of the discernible atmosphere to the edge of space. William Harwood, CBS News, 11 Oct. 2021 His image caught the fiery blastoff, with spectators silhouetted in the glow of creation. BostonGlobe.com, 19 Aug. 2021 His image caught the fiery blastoff, with spectators silhouetted in the glow of creation. BostonGlobe.com, 19 Aug. 2021 An all-civilian, non-astronaut crew, including a childhood cancer survivor, is ready for blastoff this week on a history-making SpaceX flight. William Harwood, CBS News, 13 Sep. 2021 His image caught the fiery blastoff, with spectators silhouetted in the glow of creation. BostonGlobe.com, 19 Aug. 2021 His image caught the fiery blastoff, with spectators silhouetted in the glow of creation. BostonGlobe.com, 19 Aug. 2021 His image caught the fiery blastoff, with spectators silhouetted in the glow of creation. BostonGlobe.com, 19 Aug. 2021 His image caught the fiery blastoff, with spectators silhouetted in the glow of creation. New York Times, 18 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of blastoff

Noun

1934, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blastoff was in 1934

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20 Oct 2021

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“Blastoff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blastoff. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for blastoff

blastoff

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blastoff

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

blastoff

noun
blast·​off | \ ˈblast-ˌȯf \

Kids Definition of blastoff

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

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