rocket ship

noun

Definition of rocket ship

:a rocket-propelled spaceship

First Known Use of rocket ship

1927


ROCKET SHIP Defined for English Language Learners

rocket ship

noun

Definition of rocket ship for English Language Learners

  • : a spaceship that is powered by rockets


Learn More about rocket ship


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rocket ship? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!