thrust reverser


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thrust reverser

[′thrəst ri′vər·sər]
(aerospace engineering)
A device or apparatus for reversing thrust, especially of a jet engine.

thrust reverser

A device placed in the tailpipe of a turbojet engine to deflect some of the exhaust gases forward to produce a rearward thrust. This helps decrease the landing roll. See thrust reversal.
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