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rocket scientist

noun

Definition of rocket scientist

  1. :  a person who designs or builds rockets; also :  an unusually smart person <You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand the instructions.>



Word by Word Definitions

rocketplay
  1. : :  any of several plants of the mustard family: as

    :  arugula

    :  dame's rocket

  1. :  a firework consisting of a case partly filled with a combustible composition fastened to a guiding stick and propelled through the air by the rearward discharge of the gases liberated by combustion

    :  a similar device used as an incendiary weapon or as a propelling unit (as for a lifesaving line)

    :  a jet engine that operates on the same principle as the firework rocket, consists essentially of a combustion chamber and an exhaust nozzle, carries either liquid or solid propellants which provide the fuel and oxygen needed for combustion and thus make the engine independent of the oxygen of the air, and is used especially for the propulsion of a missile (as a bomb or shell) or a vehicle (as an airplane)

  1. :  to convey or propel by means of or as if by a rocket

    :  to rise up swiftly, spectacularly, and with force

    :  to travel rapidly in or as if in a rocket

scientistplay
  1. :  a person learned in science and especially natural science :  a scientific investigator

    :  christian scientist


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