rocket ship


: a rocket-propelled spaceship

Examples of rocket ship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inspired by the go-fast boats of the 1970s and ‘80s, the GT sports an angular, retro-futuristic body and the sleek lines of a rocket ship. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 31 Jan. 2024 Cyan / Vince Weaver A comparison of the rocket ship in the original Myst (left) with the Atari 2600 version (right). Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 29 June 2023 The market of insulated cups, reusable water bottles and warm drink tumblers has plenty of quality options, but Stanley’s Quencher has become the most popular with sales soaring like a rocket ship, thanks largely to its popularity and word-of-mouth marketing on social media. Chris Biderman, Sacramento Bee, 25 Jan. 2024 Then there’s SpaceX, Musk’s private rocket ship company, which boasts lucrative U.S. government contracts. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2023 The year of Keiko Green (Courtesy of Karli Cadel) Someday, former San Diego playwright Keiko Green will win a Tony Award and local audiences will be able to remember 2023 as the year her rocket ship took off right here. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Dec. 2023 With Disney’s scale, Netflix taking off like a rocket ship, WBD’s finances improving and NBCUniversal benefiting from Comcast’s fire hose of cash, Paramount seems to be the odd man out, with analysts concerned about its debt and its ability to continue growing. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Jan. 2024 Most of these workers in those companies are scraping to get by so that greedy CEOs and greedy people like Elon Musk can build more rocket ships and shoot theirself in outer space. CBS News, 17 Sep. 2023 His rocket ship company, SpaceX, has won major government contracts, and his decision to buy Twitter last year and pledge to the right to free speech on the social media platform won accolades from different corners of the tech sector. Nitasha Tiku, Washington Post, 24 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rocket ship was in 1927

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“Rocket ship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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rocket ship

: a spaceship driven by rockets
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