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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

thrust

See launch vehicle.

Thrust

The force exerted by beams against a wall; or the outward force of an arch, dome, or vault, counterbalanced if necessary by buttresses.

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.

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.

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.
References in classic literature ?
Put but a bold face on the matter, sigh, smile, flourish thy hat, thrust forth thy leg like a dancing-master, put thy right hand to the left side of thy waistcoat, and pretty Polly Gookin is thine own!"
For thou hast a feather in thy hat, and I have thrust a handful of feathers into the hollow of thy head, and thy wig, too, is of the fashion they call Feathertop,--so be Feathertop thy name!"
Gladly would poor Master Gookin have thrust his dangerous guest into the street; but there was a constraint and terror within him.
"Did yonder sniffling hypocrite thrust my darling from his door?
While thus muttering, the witch had filled a fresh pipe of tobacco, and held the stem between her fingers, as doubtful whether to thrust it into her own mouth or Feathertop's.
One man, whom John Harned had thrust through the belly with the bayonet, clutched at himself with both his hands and screamed.
The physician advanced directly in front of his patient, laid his hand upon his bosom, and thrust aside the vestment, that hitherto had always covered it even from the professional eye.
My enemy had recovered from his thrust and was making it extremely interesting for me, so I reluctantly gave my attention to the work in hand, but my mind was not upon the battle.
We rushed each other furiously time after time, 'til suddenly, feeling the sharp point of his sword at my breast in a thrust I could neither parry nor escape, I threw myself upon him with outstretched sword and with all the weight of my body, determined that I would not die alone if I could prevent it.
This was battle a struggle against the hand that seized and shook him and thrust him away.
He thrust out his hand and held his assailant away at arm's length.
Huang, "A space tethered towing method using tension and platform thrusts," Advances in Space Research, vol.