rocket ship

noun

Definition of rocket ship 

: a rocket-propelled spaceship

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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 But James Hinchcliffe and the No. 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team had a rocket ship as well, and Hinchcliffe guided it past Newgarden with under 50 laps to go and never relented. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "IndyCar: James Hinchcliffe takes rocket ship to winner's circle at Iowa," 8 July 2018 The crooner, who takes on the role as an astronaut trapped on Earth, is seen sneaking into the house’s garage late at night to build a rocket ship. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "James Bay Almost Takes a Trip to Outer Space in 'Pink Lemonade' Video: Watch," 26 Mar. 2018 Thanks to each of you who share 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 gooey. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "Toys R Us Says Goodbye With Emotional Message After Closing Its Stores," 2 July 2018 Another new ride is the Alien Swirling Saucers, which turns the cute three-eyed creatures from the movie into the pilots of flying saucers attached to rocket ships that carry park guests. Mekado Murphy, New York Times, "Walk Among Giants — Woody Included — at Disney World's New Toy Story Land," 28 June 2018 The rocket ship is your body and your hands are the space shuttle. Dave Melton, Post-Tribune, "Oilmen manager Adam Enright ready to take first college head coaching job at Missouri Valley," 23 June 2018 In 1985 and 1986, several French and American rocket ships failed to launch properly and subsequently exploded, including the Challenger space shuttle. Dan Simon And Susannah Cullinane, CNN, "Neighbors of Cold War-era Air Force deserter knew him as 'Tim'," 12 June 2018 Their first game, Computer Space, involved rocket ships and flying saucers. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Ted Dabney Helped Found Atari and Build Pong, an Early Videogame Hit," 31 May 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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rocket ship

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rocket ship

: a spaceship that is powered by rockets

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