Definition of vernier engine in English:
Another term for thruster.
- The vehicle is slightly unstable on the way up, but we have plenty of control authority from the vernier engines.
- Flight control was achieved by vernier engines located on the strapon boosters and the core sustainer.
- Small, single flap skirt armor connected directly to the upper legs, vernier engines stored inside being the only reason the armor had been placed there.
mid 20th century: named after P. Vernier (see vernier).
Definition of vernier engine in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia