heat shield Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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heat shieldnoun [C]

uk   us  
the ​part of a spacecraft's ​structure that ​prevents it from getting too ​hot as it ​returns to ​earth
(Definition of heat shield from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “heat shield”
in Chinese (Simplified) (宇宙飞船的)隔热屏,隔热罩…
in Chinese (Traditional) (太空船)隔熱屏,隔熱罩…
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