What is thrust?

  • (verb): Place or put with great energy.
    Example: "Thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
    Synonyms: throw
    See also — Additional definitions below


Thrust is a reaction force described quantitatively by Newton's second and third laws. When a system expels or accelerates mass in one direction, the accelerated mass will cause a force of equal magnitude but opposite direction on that system.

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Supermaneuverability - Characteristics - Thrust Vectoring
... Though a high thrust-to-weight ratio and high aerodynamic maneuverability are found on both aerodynamic and supermaneuvering aircraft, the technology most directly linked to ... a control surface the force from the vectored thrust is dependent on current engine thrust, not airspeed thus thrust vectoring not only augments control surfaces (generally that of the ... Su-30 fighters will be upgraded with thrust vectoring engines ...
Thrust-decay Time
... Thrust-decay time is a term used in rocket engine technology ... guidance input, and the actual complete loss of thrust ... process in the case of nuclear rocket engines) that creates thrust ...
List Of Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight Characters - Kamen Riders - Kamen Rider Thrust
... Kamen Rider Thrust relies more on brute strength more so than the other Riders ... powerful ability lies in his Confine Vent which allows Thrust to negate the effects of other Advent Cards like Wing Knight's Guard Vent and Sting's Final Vent ...
Maria Fold And Thrust Belt
... The Maria fold and thrust belt (MFTB) is a portion of the North American Cordillera orogen in which geological structures accommodate roughly north-south ... Structures associated with the Maria Fold and Thrust Belt are exposed in a series of mountain ranges in southeastern California and western Arizona ... In some parts of this fold-and-thrust-belt region, the extension resulted in the emplacement of metamorphic core complexes, the 'type example' of which is defined by the Whipple Mountains in southeastern California ...
Thrust To Propulsive Power
... common question is how to contrast the thrust rating of a jet engine with the power rating of a piston engine ... So let's find out the propulsive power of a jet engine from its thrust ... of a rocket or a jet aircraft, the force is exactly the thrust produced by the engine ...

More definitions of "thrust":

  • (noun): The force used in pushing.
    Example: "The thrust of the jet engines"
    Synonyms: push
  • (verb): Penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument.
    Synonyms: pierce
  • (noun): A thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument.
    Synonyms: stab, knife thrust
  • (verb): Press or force.
    Example: "She thrust the letter into his hand"
    Synonyms: stuff, shove, squeeze
  • (verb): Geology: thrust (molten rock) into pre-existing rock.
  • (verb): Push forcefully.
    Example: "He thrust his chin forward"
  • (verb): Impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably.
    Synonyms: force
  • (noun): Verbal criticism.
    Example: "He enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"
  • (verb): Push upward.
    Example: "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"
    Synonyms: push up

Famous quotes containing the word thrust:

    God grant we may not have a European war thrust upon us, and for such a stupid reason too, no I don’t mean stupid, but to have to go to war on account of tiresome Servia beggars belief.
    Mary (1867–1953)

    Freedom of choice for women, at the expense of the caring, warmth, and sensitivity to others so often associated with them, may be empty. In the thrust to redefine male and female roles, women must not become men; nor can men be permitted the continual dehumanization of their roles.
    Kathleen Weibel (b. 1945)

    Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)