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Definition of Rockets. Meaning of Rockets. Synonyms of Rockets

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Definition of Rockets

Rocket Rock"et, n. [It. rocchetta, fr. rocca a distaff, of German origin. Named from the resemblance in shape to a distaff. See Rock a distaff.] 1. 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. 2. A blunt lance head used in the joust.
Rocket Rock"et, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rocketed; p. pr. & vb. n. Rocketing.] (Sporting) To rise straight up; said of birds; usually in the present participle or as an adjective. [Eng.] An old cock pheasant came rocketing over me. --H. R. Haggard.

Meaning of Rockets from wikipedia

- work in the vacuum of space. in fact, rockets work more efficiently in space than in an atmosphere. multistage rockets are capable of attaining escape velocity" timestamp="2017-02-07t13:39:58z" />