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 Friday’s blastoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station started flawlessly as the Atlas V rocket lifted off with the Starliner just before sunrise. Washington Post, "Boeing capsule launches to wrong orbit, skips space station," 20 Dec. 2019 Friday's blastoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station started flawlessly as the Atlas V rocket lifted off with the Starliner just before sunrise. Marcia Dunn, Anchorage Daily News, "Boeing’s Starliner capsule veers off course in orbital debut, won’t dock at space station," 20 Dec. 2019 Friday's blastoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station started flawlessly as the Atlas V rocket lifted off with the Starliner just before sunrise. Arkansas Online, "Boeing capsule launches to wrong orbit, skips space station," 20 Dec. 2019 Pentagon planning for the Space Force is already underway, providing for blastoff within months of Congress giving the green light and Trump making it law. David Montgomery, Washington Post, "You laugh — but his proposal for a new military branch really could make America safe again.," 3 Dec. 2019 Mission Control is seen during the Apollo 8 blastoff Dec. 21, 1968. Joel Achenbach, Washington Post, "How did NASA put men on the moon? One harrowing step at a time.," 19 June 2019 After a 24-hour delay because of a technical problem, a Russian Soyuz rocket made a successful blastoff from the nation's brand-new Vostochny Cosmodrome. Anatoly Zak, Popular Mechanics, "Why Putin Wouldn't Let You Watch Russia's Latest Space Launch," 28 Apr. 2016 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

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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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Last Updated

27 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Blastoff.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blastoff. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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More Definitions for blastoff

blastoff

noun
How to pronounce blast off (audio)

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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