liftoff

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noun lift·off \-ˌȯf\

Definition of liftoff

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

Examples of liftoff in a sentence

  1. a series of successful liftoffs

  2. Thousand of spectators gathered to watch the liftoff of the space shuttle.

Circa 1956

First Known Use of liftoff

circa 1956


LIFTOFF Defined for English Language Learners

liftoff

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noun lift·off \-ˌȯf\

Definition of liftoff for English Language Learners

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


LIFTOFF Defined for Kids

liftoff

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noun lift·off \ˈlift-ˌȯf\

Definition of liftoff for Students

  1. :  a vertical takeoff (as by a rocket)



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