bottle rocket

noun

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

Examples of bottle rocket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hamler is a bottle rocket whose stock could be hurt by drop problems in college, and Jefferson, the son of former Lions receivers coach Shawn Jefferson, is recovering from foot surgery. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 19 Apr. 2020 An investigation determined that the noise heard had actually been a firecracker or bottle rocket. Brian Lisik, cleveland, 14 Apr. 2020 Volcanic activity on Bogoslof has been relatively stable, but Gelatt’s crew chose not to camp there during their weeklong August expedition, fearing a recurrence of explosions that could shoot boulders like bottle rockets. Dan Joling, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Oct. 2019 Volcanic activity on Bogoslof has been relatively stable, but Gelatt’s crew chose not to camp there during their weeklong August expedition, fearing a recurrence of explosions that could shoot boulders like bottle rockets. Dan Joling, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Oct. 2019 Volcanic activity on Bogoslof has been relatively stable, but Gelatt’s crew chose not to camp there during their weeklong August expedition, fearing a recurrence of explosions that could shoot boulders like bottle rockets. Dan Joling, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Oct. 2019 Fireworks laws in Kentucky Kentucky allows a range of fireworks including Roman candles, helicopters, sparklers and bottle rockets. Jessie Balmert, Cincinnati.com, 30 June 2019 Standouts from the menu include: Pu Pu Platter with Bali bottle rockets, chicken, shrimp, spicy teriyaki ribs, pork pot stickers and Mexi-Poly street corn. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, 27 Nov. 2019 Shooting bottle rockets at each other was among the rambunctious brothers’ favorite pastimes, so that day’s activity was not out of the ordinary. Will Larkin, chicagotribune.com, 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of bottle rocket

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Bottle rocket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bottle%20rocket. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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