rocket ship

noun

Definition of rocket ship

: a rocket-propelled spaceship

Examples of rocket ship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin is taking customers on 10-minute rides to the edge of space, while Virgin Galactic expects to start flying customers on its rocket ship later this year. Marcia Dunn, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Apr. 2022 Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin is taking customers on 10-minute rides to the edge of space, while Virgin Galactic expects to start flying customers on its rocket ship later this year. Marcia Dunn, chicagotribune.com, 8 Apr. 2022 Luck was back, however, in 2018, a 16-game starter leading Indianapolis to a 10-6 record and a playoff win and Brissett was back to being a backup on the Colts rocket ship to success. Dan Labbe, cleveland, 20 Apr. 2022 Judging by the design wins and relationships with major automotive companies, the IPO is likely to blast off like a rocket ship. Jon Markman, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 This Audi is a great stealth rocket ship with plenty of sport and utility. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 1 Feb. 2022 Partly this was because the organization developed too fast, the report said, ramping up ‘like a jet plane to a rocket ship’ overnight. Jocelyn Noveck, USA TODAY, 19 Nov. 2021 New England woman become this rocket ship of passion who was doing things with language that no one had done before, or has ever done since? Sarah Lyall, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2021 Early in the game on the planet’s surface, players will discover a wrecked alien rocket ship, inaccessible, mysterious and abandoned. Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rocket ship

1927, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

4 May 2022

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“Rocket ship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rocket%20ship. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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