retrofire
Date: 1961 transitive verb to cause (a retro-rocket) to become ignited intransitive verb of a retro-rocket to become ignited • retrofire noun

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  • retrofire — ☆ retrofire [re′trə fīr΄ ] vt. retrofired, retrofiring to ignite (a retrorocket) vi. to become ignited: said of a retrorocket n. the igniting of a retrorocket …   English World dictionary

  • retrofire — adjective Describing rockets that are directed opposite to the direction of motion and used to slow down. The space ship needs to turn around so its retrofire rockets slow it down and put it in a lower orbit …   Wiktionary

  • retrofire — /re troh fuyeur /, v., retrofired, retrofiring. Rocketry. v.t. 1. to ignite (a retrorocket). v.i. 2. (of a retrorocket) to become ignited. [1960 65, Amer.; RETRO + FIRE] * * * …   Universalium

  • retrofire — ret·ro·fire …   English syllables

  • retrofire — ret•ro•fire [[t]ˈrɛ troʊˌfaɪər[/t]] v. fired, fir•ing 1) rkt to ignite (a retrorocket) 2) rkt (of a retrorocket) to become ignited • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

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