mass driver

noun

: a large electromagnetic catapult designed to hurl material (as from an asteroid) into space

Examples of mass driver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another option is commonly called a mass driver. Korey Haynes, Discover Magazine, 19 Nov. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mass driver was in 1975

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“Mass driver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mass%20driver. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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