takeoff assist

takeoff assist

[′tāk‚ȯf ə‚sist]
(aerospace engineering)
The extra thrust given to an airplane or missile during takeoff through the use of a rocket motor or other device.
The device used in such a takeoff.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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