hybrid propellant

hybrid propellant

[′hī·brəd prə′pel·ənt]
(materials)
A propellant using a combination of liquid and solid materials to provide propulsion energy and working fluid.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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