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Definition of Rockets
RocketRocket 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. RocketRocket 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.
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