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space rocket

Syllabification: space rock·et

Definition of space rocket in English:

noun

A rocket designed to travel through space or to launch a spacecraft.
Example sentences
  • This three-pillared tower is modeled on a Soyuz space rocket.
  • Your journey out of this world begins not on the launch pad like a conventional space rocket but on a runway.
  • The hotel's central wing, squeezed between two adjoining blocks, has the shape of a ready-to-take-off space rocket, and the whole structure is rather reminiscent of a missile launch pad from Cape Canaveral.

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