a class of propulsion mechanism that beams energy beamed to a spacecraft or other machine from a remote power source
Beam-powered propulsion allows space machines and robots to be recharged from a distance.
also beam-powered technology
- Beam-powered technology
noun See beam-powered propulsion
any of various relatively long pieces of metal, wood, stone, etc., manufactured or shaped especially for use as rigid members or parts of structures or machines. Building Trades. a horizontal bearing member, as a joist or lintel. Engineering. a rigid member or structure supported at each end, subject to bending stresses from a direction perpendicular […]
emitting beams of or as of light; radiant. broad in the beam, as a ship. Zoology. having antlers, as a stag. Historical Examples The winter is over and gone; spring has followed with beamy and shadowy, with flowery and showery flight. Shirley Charlotte Bront He broke Clessammor’s beamy spear in twain; he seized his shining […]
noun (cricket) a full-pitched ball bowled at the batsman’s head Historical Examples beamer joined the company at its organization, and was made 2nd Corporal March 7, ’63. History of Company K. 1st (Inft,) Penn’a Reserves H. N. (Henry N.) Minnigh Faults in quality or mistakes made in the spinning-room are often credited to the winder, […]