bottle rocket

noun
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of bottle rocket

: a firework typically consisting of a cylindrical case that is partly filled with combustible material and fastened to a guiding stick which may be placed in a bottle to control the direction of the rocket's launch

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1939

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