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thrust reverser Line breaks: thrust re|verser

Definition of thrust reverser in English:


A device for reversing the flow of gas from a jet engine so as to produce a retarding backward force.
Example sentences
  • A fully loaded aircraft is capable of backing up a 2% gradient slope using the directed flow thrust reversers.
  • As with all Falcon trijets, the center engine will have a thrust reverser.
  • Post-flight inspection revealed that the deactivated thrust reverser's aft sleeve hook safety wire had failed.

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