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propellant
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Definition
something that pushes something forward
in various senses, including:
  • rocket fuel
  • compressed gas that transports something from an aerosol can
  • the explosive charge from a bullet
  • I went down to my lab to mix up some more propellant.
    Chapter 23 (69% in)
propellant = something that propels (moves something) such as rocket fuel
  • Quentin had an idea on the propellant.
    Chapter 6 (44% in)
  • Mr. Dubonnet tapped the rocket casing, and lumps of unburned propellant and ash dropped out.
    Chapter 9 (63% in)
  • It should be an excellent propellant.
    Chapter 10 (78% in)
  • I showed both of them what I was doing, how I mixed the propellant, how I stood back when I threw a little of it in the heater.
    Chapter 10 (81% in)
  • New propellant, sir.
    Chapter 10 (83% in)
  • This launch wasn't advertised, because we had no idea how our new propellant of saltpeter and sugar would work.
    Chapter 10 (84% in)
  • Most of the propellant had burned.
    Chapter 10 (85% in)
  • O'Dell chimed, and so coined our new term for the propellant.
    Chapter 10 (85% in)
  • "My speculation is the propellant collapsed," Quentin said.
    Chapter 10 (92% in)
  • When the rocket took off, the propellant was so loose it just fell inward.
    Chapter 10 (92% in)
  • It would be a fantastic propellant, I'm sure of it!"
    Chapter 10 (96% in)
  • "I fear the ratio of the mass of propellant added compared to the mass of the empty rocket will be too small," he said.
    Chapter 12 (64% in)
  • It was heavy, and there wasn't much room for the propellant after the nozzle and top plug were bolted in place.
    Chapter 12 (65% in)
  • "Perhaps there's a break-even point for all propellants.
    Chapter 12 (81% in)
  • "I think we've got our next rocket propellant.
    Chapter 15 (72% in)
  • Q, why do we need a new propellant?
    Chapter 15 (73% in)
  • We need a new propellant.
    Chapter 15 (76% in)
  • Next time we fly will be with a new propellant: zinc dust and sulfur.
    Chapter 19 (85% in)
  • Quentin and I are going to design a sophisticated nozzle, and we need an advanced propellant to go along with it.
    Chapter 19 (90% in)
  • Had we already passed the critical dimension for our new propellant?
    Chapter 21 (3% in)
  • Our conclusion was we didn't know what we were doing with the new propellant.
    Chapter 21 (4% in)
  • I had decided to do the loading of our new propellant in sections, a few inches at a time.
    Chapter 21 (51% in)
  • We'd watch the spring with binoculars and see how much thrust was produced and then divide the answer by the pounds of propellant burned and how long it took.
    Chapter 21 (66% in)
  • When the propellant hissed down to completion, Mom's bathroom scale was scattered all over the pad.
    Chapter 21 (71% in)
  • When rocket propellant burned, it first produced a river of gas that flowed into the convergent section of the nozzle.
    Chapter 22 (13% in)
  • The series of equations we needed to work described the parameters of thrust coefficient, nozzle-throat area, combustion-chamber cross-sectional areas, and velocity of the gases predicted for any particular propellant.
    Chapter 22 (14% in)
  • Loading the zincoshine was a labor-intensive process, no more than three inches of propellant compressed at a time in the casement, a drying time of four hours required for each segment.
    Chapter 22 (47% in)
  • " "Specific impulse is defined as the thrust in pounds of a given propellant divided by its consumption rate.
    Chapter 25 (21% in)
  • "It's a means of determining the relative merits of propellants.
    Chapter 25 (22% in)

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