Definition of distress rocket in English:

Share this entry

distress rocket

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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.