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Thrust
 

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      a forward or upward push

 



Sentences:
The thrust of the engines sent the rocket into space.

Thrust pushes an airplane forward.






Related Links:
What Is Aerodynamics
Watch thrust in action. Then click the helicopter to learn more.

 

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A drawing of a jet flying across a desert, with arrows pointing away from the rear of the jet
Thrust is the amount of push an engine provides to an aircraft.
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