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Definition of "thruster" [thrust•er]

  • One who thrusts or stabs. (noun)
  • A device for propelling an object, especially a spacecraft or a ship (marine vessel). (noun)
  • A bow thruster. (noun)
  • A surfboard (usually a shortboard) with three fins of approximately equal size, one centred at the back, one on each side about 25cm forward and out near the rails. (noun)

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Use "thruster" in a sentence
  • "The Russian Hall effect thruster is one type of electric propulsion system particularly suited for near-Earth missions."
  • "Our main thruster was malfunctioning, which called for an emergency landing, and I picked the least populated area in the vicinity."
  • "CABBAGE: Apparently, the issue is with a thermostat that controls the heater on one of these so-called thruster jets that they use to keep the shuttle stable when it's docked to the space station or when it's in space and they are making inspections."