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heat shield

noun [C] uk   us  
the part of a spacecraft's structure that prevents it from getting too hot as it returns to Earth
Translations of “heat shield”
in Chinese (Traditional) (太空船)隔熱屏,隔熱罩…
in Chinese (Simplified) (宇宙飞船的)隔热屏,隔热罩…
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