rocket ship


Definition of rocket ship

: a rocket-propelled spaceship

Examples of rocket ship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Momma was an absolute rocket ship; tries turf first time; rail speed. Michael Beychok,, "Check out Chok's Choices for Saturday's Fair Grounds races," 15 Jan. 2021 The rocket ship that got him through high school was just rainbows and pixie dust. J. Brady Mccollough Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "After year of hardship, JT Daniels reignites his football dreams at Georgia," 26 Nov. 2020 After spending four years as director of amateur scouting for the San Diego Padres, he was hired by the Astros in 2015, where his managerial career took off like a rocket ship. Chris Thomas, Detroit Free Press, "That time Kirk Gibson replaced A.J. Hinch as Arizona Diamondbacks manager," 30 Oct. 2020 Obviously, Rutgers is not on a rocket ship to the top of the Big Ten. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Jaylen Waddle should have been returning kicks, nine other takeaways from Week 8," 25 Oct. 2020 Wheelchairs become part of the costume with kits like this rocket ship or flying witch from Target. Medea Giordano, Wired, "How to Shop for Halloween Costumes in This Bizarre Year," 25 Oct. 2020 But Bell Labs helped create small cell technology that's more limited in range but uses far less power than traditional cell towers and is significantly easier to pack into a rocket ship. David Goldman, CNN, "NASA and Nokia are putting a 4G network on the moon," 18 Oct. 2020 The clever girl builds a rocket ship to take her to the moon along with her toy rabbit, an allusion to Yutu, the rabbit who accompanied Chang’e to the moon. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "Mid-autumn Festival Is a Magical Way to Celebrate the Full Harvest Moon — Here's How to Join In," 29 Sep. 2020 And now, the Mouse House is also offering new adaptable costumes and wheelchair covers that can turn anyone’s wheelchair into the carriage or rocket ship of their dreams. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "Disney's New Wheelchair-friendly Costumes Are Truly Halloween Magic," 20 Aug. 2020

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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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28 Jan 2021

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“Rocket ship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rocket ship

: a spaceship that is powered by rockets

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