rocket plane

noun

Definition of rocket plane 

: an airplane propelled by rockets

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In the early 1960s, pilots—including future Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong—began shooting for the edge of space in X-15 rocket planes dropped from B-52 bombers. Michael Belfiore, Popular Mechanics, "Say Hello to Stratolaunch, the World's Largest Plane," 17 Apr. 2012

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First Known Use of rocket plane

1928, in the meaning defined above

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