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From German Brennschluß.
- IPA: /ˈbʀenʃlʊs/
Brennschluss (plural Brennschlüsse)
- The moment in the trajectory of a rocket when the fuel burns out, after which it continues with its own momentum for some distance and then begins to succumb to gravity; all-burnt, burn-out
- 1973: The white line, abruptly, has stopped its climb. That would be fuel cutoff, end of burning, what’s their word…Brennschluss. We don’t have one. Or else it’s classified. — Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow