Definition of distress rocket in English:
A rocket fired as a distress signal.
- 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.