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thrust

1. a force, esp one that produces motion
2. 
a. a propulsive force produced by the fluid pressure or the change of momentum of the fluid in a jet engine, rocket engine, etc.
b. a similar force produced by a propeller
3. a pressure that is exerted continuously by one part of an object, structure, etc., against another, esp the axial force by or on a shaft
4. Geology the compressive force in the earth's crust that produces recumbent folds and thrust or reverse faults
5. Civil engineering a force exerted in a downwards and outwards direction, as by an arch or rafter, or the horizontal force exerted by retained earth
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

thrust

See launch vehicle.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

Thrust

The force exerted by beams against a wall; or the outward force of an arch, dome, or vault, counterbalanced if necessary by buttresses.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

thrust

[thrəst]
(geology)
Overriding movement of one crystal unit over another. Also known as mountain thrust.
(mechanics)
The force exerted in any direction by a fluid jet or by a powered screw.
Force applied to an object to move it in a desired direction.
(mechanical engineering)
The weight or pressure applied to a bit to make it cut.
(mining engineering)
A crushing of coal pillars caused by excess weight of the superincumbent rocks, the floor being harder than the roof.
The ruins of the fallen roof, after pillars and stalls have been removed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

thrust

1. The amount of push or force exerted by or on a structure.
2. In an arch, the resultant force normal to any cross section of the arch.
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thrust

thrust
Yoke can be moved from the captain to the first officer and vice versa.
The forward aerodynamic force produced by a propeller, fan, or turbojet engine as it forces a mass of air to the rear of the air-plane.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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where [[rho].sub.w] is water density, n is rotational speed, D is propeller diameter, and [K.sub.T] is thrust coefficient obtained by open-water test of propeller.
Richard went on to direct the Thrust SCC campaign which broke the record again in 1997.
The northward movement of Indian Plate with respect to stable Asia is still going on at a rate of 42mm/year (Leathers, 1987).Shortening is manifested by stacking of thrust sheets (Figure 4), which progressively shifted from north to south.
The pushers should be set at the positions with maximum amplitude on the piezoelectric actuator to produce the larger thrust force.
Use a spanner wrench to loosen and free the thrust collar from the muzzle brake.
Its report, published yesterday, concluded that the "dance routine met generally accepted standards", but the final hip thrust on the judges' desk was at the "margins of acceptability" in a programme appealing to a wide family audience.
"The heavy thrust launcher's lift-off thrust will be three times that of the Long March-5, China's current largest launcher," said Liang.
The doors block the thrust that's pushing the airliner forward.
Hydrodynamic thrust bearings are usually annular pad bearings in which one of the moving surfaces rotates relative to the other mating surface.
In the thrust slide bearing, when an oil particle becomes trapped in the sliding space, it can, in theory, never escape due to the moving scroll's orbital motion.
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