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retrorocket

ret·ro·rock·et

retrorocket

pronunciation:
re tro ra kiht
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small rocket attached to a spacecraft and used to help the spacecraft slow down or change direction. Retrorockets fire in the direction opposite to the direction the main rocket is going in.
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The word retrorocket contains the following part:
retro- Latin prefix that means back, backward, behind