= space warp n.; travel by means of a space warp, travel at warp speed
Every atom of ship load and crew was deflected infinitesimally from the space-time continuum of four dimensions, and thus freed of the ordinary limitations of acceleration and velocity, was driven around space, rather than through it, by a direct reaction against the space warp itself.
‘Oh, he'll be back, I expect, as soon as I release the warp. He’s probably wandering around in some impossible world or other’.
Halfway between Earth and Venus there was a sudden shimmer as the Vegan ship slipped out of warp into normal space.
The Enterprise had difficulty in closing with her even at warp eight, two factors above minimum safe speed.
Originally the Enterprise was said to be powered by something loosely called a ‘space warp’. As episode after episode went into production, it became increasingly obvious that this point would have to be tied down.
A peculiar physical warp, Captain, in which none of our established physical laws seem to apply with regularity.
‘A warp,’ Nita whispered. ‘A tunnel through spacetime. Are you a white hole?’
She came out of warp and coasted down into 285’s feeble little gravity well, settling into a long elliptical orbit around the star.
The ship was capable of running on its own power indefinitely in sublight, or making a single warp jump between short sprints before recharging.
The next thing I knew, the Chance had blown out of here at warp three.
What we do is to check that nobody’s doing the type of research that might lead to a magnetic spaceship, inertia-free field, or—worst of all!—an antigravity, warp-capable stardrive.
It was just the larger scout ship going into warp.
The ability to create stable wormholes between any two points in space would be a development that could render the Cochrane drive—and, therefore, every warp vessel in Starfleet—obsolete.
No dust particles glowed and scratched warp trails on the bridgescreen.
‘Wait, how the hell did you get here so fast?’ ‘Translight, sir. It’s a relativistic warp effect, been working on it for decades.’
Jack Williamson, in Astounding Stories
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