1. (acronym) .  (aviation) jet assisted takeoff.
  2. Noun.  An auxiliary jet engine in a detachable unit that provides extra power for the takeoff of an aircraft.
  3. Noun.  A takeoff assisted by such a unit.
  4. Noun.  A RATO unit or RATO takeoff - a rocket assisted take-off.

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