also thrustor noun Date: 1597 one that thrusts; especially an engine (as a jet engine) that develops thrust by expelling a jet of fluid or a stream of particles

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  • thruster — [thrus′tər] n. 1. a person or thing that thrusts ☆ 2. any of a set of maneuvering rockets on a spacecraft or high altitude airplane, as for controlling its attitude for reentry …   English World dictionary

  • Thruster — A thruster is a small propulsive device used by spacecraft and watercraft for station keeping, attitude control, or long duration low thrust acceleration.Thruster (surfing) is a surfboard fin design.Spacecraft thrusters,*Electrohydrodynamic… …   Wikipedia

  • thruster — UK [ˈθrʌstə(r)] / US [ˈθrʌstər] noun [countable] Word forms thruster : singular thruster plural thrusters science an engine on a spacecraft or aircraft that controls in what direction and how high it flies …   English dictionary

  • thruster — noun a) A device for propelling an object, especially a spacecraft or a ship (marine vessel). b) A bow thruster …   Wiktionary

  • thruster — thrust ► VERB (past and past part. thrust) 1) push suddenly or violently. 2) make one s way forcibly. 3) project conspicuously: the jetty thrust out into the water. 4) (thrust on/upon) impose (something) unwelcome on. ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

  • thruster — /thrus teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that thrusts. 2. Fox Hunting. a rider who keeps in the front of the field. 3. Aerospace. a small rocket attached to a spacecraft and used to control its attitude or translational motion. [1590 1600; THRUST + …   Universalium

  • Thruster — type of surfboard with three fins …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • thruster — Australian Slang type of surfboard with three fins …   English dialects glossary

  • thruster — n. person or thing that thrusts, person or thing that shoves, person or thing that pushes …   English contemporary dictionary

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