rocket sled


Definition of rocket sled

: a rocket-propelled vehicle that runs usually on a single rail and that is used especially in aeronautical experimentation

Examples of rocket sled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His skepticism vanished following tests with scale models fired down a rocket sled track belonging to the UK Defense establishment (located at Pendine Sands, the site of many 1920s land speed records). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Bloodhound SSC: How do you build a car capable of 1,000mph?," 24 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of rocket sled

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Rocket sled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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