hoverslam

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Etymology[edit]

hover +‎ slam. Coined by SpaceX. From landing by pseudo-hovering before slamming down on the landing surface.

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Noun[edit]

hoverslam (countable and uncountable, plural hoverslams)

  1. (rocketry, uncountable) Synonym of suicide burn (a method of landing)
  2. (rocketry, countable) Synonym of suicide burn (an instance of such a landing)

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