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distress rocket

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Definition of distress rocket in English:

noun

A rocket fired as a distress signal.
Example sentences
  • But just over an hour after the distress rockets were fired, the Iolaire broke her back, slipped off the rocks and sank.
  • It was really useful to have pictures of the Spaceship interior and the distress rocket to use.
  • The Titanic fired distress rockets and attempted to signal by electric lamp and Morse code to this vessel.

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