launch vehicle

launch vehicle
noun Date: circa 1960 a rocket used to launch a satellite or spacecraft

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  • launch vehicle — /ˈlɔntʃ viɪkəl/ (say lawnch veeikuhl) noun → booster (def. 4a) …   Australian English dictionary

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