rocket ship


Definition of rocket ship

: a rocket-propelled spaceship

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But James Hinchcliffe and the No. 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team had a rocket ship of their own, and Hinchcliffe guided it past Newgarden with under 50 laps to go and never relented. Jim Ayello, USA TODAY, "James Hinchcliffe gets Indy 500 redemption with IndyCar win at Iowa," 8 July 2018 There was a rocket ship, a reproduction of the Eiffel Tower, and a supermarché stocked strictly with Chanel-brand products. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Legendary Designer Karl Lagerfeld Has Died," 19 Feb. 2019 Rare was the week without news of a new tattoo adorning our faves's bodies — including mysterious eyebrow phrases, tiny rocket ships, and a tribute to a pet pig. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Inked by Dani Launched Temporary Versions of Celebrity Tattoos," 29 Nov. 2018 Chesnot/Getty Images Elon Musk owns two companies — SpaceX and Tesla — that build rocket ships and electric cars, respectively. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Elon Musk says electric scooters “lack dignity”," 2 Nov. 2018 Hilton posted an Instagram of herself earlier today in a black, high-neck mini-dress by Shahida Parides printed all over with different emojis (there’s the unicorn, the smiley face with sunglasses, the rocket ship, and more). Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Paris Hilton Celebrated World Emoji Day in Ridiculous Fashion," 18 July 2018 Thanks to each of you who shared your amazing journey to (and through) parenthood with us, and to every grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother and sister who’s built a couch-cushion rocket ship, made up a hero adventure, or invented something goeey. Gina Martinez, Time, "This Picture of Geoffrey the Giraffe Waving Goodbye Is Upsetting Lots of Toys 'R' Us Kids," 29 June 2018 Earlier this year, Virgin Galactic completed a supersonic test flight of its SpaceShipTwo passenger rocket ship. Nick Whigham, Fox News, "Jeff Bezos says we need to leave Earth," 29 May 2018 The digital currency exchange Coinbase has been on a rocket ship ride for the last year, signing up a flood of new retail and institutional clients eager to be part of the ongoing crypto craze. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Coinbase Hires Twitter Executive Tina Bhatnagar to Improve Operations," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of rocket ship

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rocket ship was in 1927

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English Language Learners Definition of rocket ship

: a spaceship that is powered by rockets

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