rocket Idioms & Phrases


anti-submarine rocket

  • noun a shipboard system to fire rockets at submarines
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booster rocket

  • noun the first stage of a multistage rocket
    booster unit; booster rocket; takeoff booster; booster.
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Congreve rocket

  • a powerful form of rocket for use in war, invented by Sir William Congreve. It may be used either in the field or for bombardment; in the former case, it is armed with shells or case shot; in the latter, with a combustible material inclosed in a metallic case, which is inextinguishable when kindled, and scatters its fire on every side.
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Dyer's broom, Dyer's rocket, Dyer's weed

  • . See Dyer's broom, under Broom.
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Dyer's Rocket

  • noun European mignonette cultivated as a source of yellow dye; naturalized in North America
    dyer's mignonette; Reseda luteola; weld.
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  • . (Bot.) See Dyer's broom, under Broom.
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garden rocket

  • noun erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender
    rocket; roquette; Eruca vesicaria sativa; arugula; Eruca sativa; garden rocket.
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Life arrow, Life rocket, Life shot

  • an arrow, rocket, or shot, for carrying an attached line to a vessel in distress in order to save life.
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London rocket

  • (Bot.), a cruciferous plant (Sisymbrium Irio) which sprung up in London abundantly on the ruins of the great fire of 1667.
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multistage rocket

  • noun a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted
    multistage rocket.
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nuclear rocket

  • noun a rocket engine in which a nuclear reactor is used to heat a propellant
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prairie rocket

  • noun any of several North American plants of the genus Erysimum having large yellow flowers
  • noun any of several western American plants of the genus Cheiranthus having large yellow flowers
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research rocket

  • noun a rocket fired for test purposes
    research rocket; test instrument vehicle.
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rocket base

  • noun a military base for rocket missiles
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rocket cress

  • noun noxious cress with yellow flowers; sometimes placed in genus Sisymbrium
    Sisymbrium barbarea; rocket cress; rockcress; Barbarea vulgaris.
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rocket engine

  • noun a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
    rocket.
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rocket engineer

  • noun an engineer who builds and tests rockets
    rocket engineer.
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rocket firing

  • noun the launching of a rocket or missile under its own power
    rocket firing.
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rocket fuel

  • noun an explosive charge that propels a rocket
    rocket propellant; rocket fuel.
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Rocket larkspur

  • noun commonly cultivated larkspur of southern Europe having unbranched spikelike racemes of blue or sometimes purplish or pinkish flowers; sometime placed in genus Delphinium
    Consolida ambigua; Delphinium ajacis.
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  • (Bot.), an annual plant with showy flowers in long racemes (Delphinium Ajacis).
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rocket launcher

  • noun armament in the form of a device capable of launching a rocket
    launcher.
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rocket launching

  • noun the launching of a rocket or missile under its own power
    rocket firing.
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rocket propellant

  • noun an explosive charge that propels a rocket
    rocket propellant; rocket fuel.
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rocket propellent

  • noun an explosive charge that propels a rocket
    rocket propellant; rocket fuel.
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rocket propulsion

  • noun reaction propulsion using stored oxygen for combustion; used where there is insufficient atmospheric oxygen
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rocket range

  • noun a firing range for rocket missiles
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rocket salad

  • noun erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender
    rocket; roquette; Eruca vesicaria sativa; arugula; Eruca sativa; garden rocket.
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rocket scientist

  • noun a clever thinker
    • you do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out
  • noun an engineer who builds and tests rockets
    rocket engineer.
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rocket-propelled

  • adjective propelled by (or as if propelled by) a rocket engine
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Sea rocket

  • (Bot.), either of two fleshy cruciferous plants (Cakile maritima and C. Americana) found on the seashore of Europe and America.
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sea-rocket

  • noun salt-tolerant seashore annual grown for its fragrant rose or violet flowers and fleshy grey-green foliage
    Cakile maritima.
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sounding rocket

  • noun a research rocket used to obtain information about the atmosphere at various altitudes
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space rocket

  • noun a rocket powerful enough to travel into outer space
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step rocket

  • noun a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted
    multistage rocket.
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sweet rocket

  • noun long cultivated herb having flowers whose scent is more pronounced in the evening; naturalized throughout Europe to Siberia and into North America
    damask violet; Dame's violet; Hesperis matronalis.
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takeoff rocket

  • noun the first stage of a multistage rocket
    booster unit; booster rocket; takeoff booster; booster.
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tansy-leaved rocket

  • noun perennial stellate and hairy herb with small yellow flowers of mountains of southern Europe; sometimes placed in genus Sisymbrium
    Sisymbrium tanacetifolia; Hugueninia tanacetifolia.
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test rocket

  • noun a rocket fired for test purposes
    research rocket; test instrument vehicle.
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wall rocket

  • noun yellow-flowered European plant that grows on old walls and in waste places; an adventive weed in North America
    Diplotaxis tenuifolia; Diplotaxis muralis.
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water rocket

Wa"ter rock"et

Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A cruciferous plant (Nasturtium sylvestre) with small yellow flowers.
  2. A kind of firework to be discharged in the water.
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white rocket

  • noun from Mediterranean region; a naturalized weed throughout southern Europe
    Diplotaxis erucoides.
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Yellow rattle, Yellow rocket

  • . (Bot.) See under Rattle, and Rocket.
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Yellow rocket

  • noun noxious cress with yellow flowers; sometimes placed in genus Sisymbrium
    Sisymbrium barbarea; rocket cress; rockcress; Barbarea vulgaris.
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  • (Bot.), a common cruciferous weed with yellow flowers (Barbarea vulgaris).
Webster 1913