Rocket

Definitions of "Rocket"

An obsolete or dialectal form of rochet. noun

A portion. noun

In old usage, the salad-plant Eruca sativa. See Eruca. noun

In modern usage, a plant of the genus Hesperis, chiefly H. matronalis, also called dame's-violet or -rocket, garden-rocket, or white rocket. noun

One of various other plants, chiefly Cruciferæ. See phrases. noun

A cylindrical tube of pasteboard or metal filled with a mixture of niter, sulphur, charcoal, etc., which, on being ignited at the base, propels the tube forward by the impact of the liberated gases against the atmosphere. noun

The lever by which a forge-bellows is inflated. noun

Same as water-rocket, 3. noun

To fly straight up rapidly when flushed, as a pheasant.

To rise straight up; said of birds; usually in the present participle or as an adjective. intransitive verb

An artificial firework consisting of a cylindrical case of paper or metal filled with a composition of combustible ingredients, as niter, charcoal, and sulphur, and fastened to a guiding stick. The rocket is projected through the air by the force arising from the expansion of the gases liberated by combustion of the composition. Rockets are used as projectiles for various purposes, for signals, and also for pyrotechnic display. noun

A blunt lance head used in the joust. noun

The word "Rocket" in example sentences

The TAURUS rocket is scrap -- in rocket science, a 66% success rate sucks by any performance measure. Orbiting Carbon Observatory Launch Fails - NASA Watch

A rocket propelled grenade launcher can use the term rocket, because it has a conventional rocket propellant system behind the charge.

After all, a rocket is a rocket, no matter how small. Konrad Dannenberg - NASA Watch

This rocket is already extant and has a flight history. Ares Troubles Mount - NASA Watch

ROBERTS: Breaking right now, a senior military official telling CNN that North Korea is fueling what it calls a rocket, and could launch it by Saturday. CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2009

In an announcement carried by state-run media on Tuesday, North Korea said it is "making brisk headway" for the launch of what it called a rocket carrying the nation's second experimental communications satellite. North Korea Resumes Role of Provocateur

"A Continental Airlines pilot reported being startled by what he described as a rocket that shot past his cockpit window Monday when the plane was about eight miles north of George Bush Intercontinental Airport." NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: May 2008 Archives

"A Continental Airlines pilot reported being startled by what he described as a rocket that shot past his cockpit window Monday when the plane was about eight miles north of George Bush Intercontinental Airport." NASA Watch: News: May 2008 Archives

They are using what they called rocket-assisted projectiles. CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2003

This was a heavy barrage of what they call rocket-assisted projectiles, coming from 155 millimeter Howitzers, that's a very big gun, firing directly over our heads, as you can hear the rounds passing over us and then several seconds later hear the loud clap as they impact on what was believed to be Republican Guard -- a Republican Guard division that may be dug in or in place out there. CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2003

BURNS: Can you say anything more than that because we did hear -- about an hour and a half ago, we heard what you described as a rocket attack by your forces on a buildup of Taliban forces not far from here, the front line being about 45 kilometers north -- 50 kilometers north of Kabul. CNN Transcript Oct 7, 2001

It can also be, what you call a rocket propellant, what you call rocket fuel like the boosters on the, what you call the Space Shuttle. 911Blogger.com - Paying Attention to 9/11 Related Alternative News

He attempted to build what he called a rocket that would go from the Panther office to City Hall until Fred Hampton - Democracy Now!

He attempted to build what he called a rocket that would go from the Panther office to City Hall until Fred Hampton - Democracy Now!

He attempted to build what he called a rocket that would go from the Panther office to City Hall until Fred Hampton - Democracy Now!

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