[ noun ] (transportation) any vehicle propelled by a rocket engine
Used in print("Editorials"...)
He has gained only one thing - he has exploded a 50 - megaton_bomb and he probably has rockets with sufficient thrust to lob it over the shorter intercontinental ranges .
The girls , very fetching in their uniforms , are shown firing rockets from a launcher mounted on a dump_truck ; they are also trained with carbines , automatic weapons , pistols , rifles and other such ladies ' accessories .
[ noun ] (physics) a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
Used in print(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)
Direct information has been obtained from rockets and satellites equipped with impact sensors .
The direct_evidence on the micrometeorite environment near the Earth is obtained from piezoelectric sensors ( essentially microphones ) and from wire gages ; these instruments are installed on rockets , satellites , and space_probes .
[ verb ] propel with a rocket