A cylindrical projectile that can be propelled to a great height or distance by the combustion of its contents, used typically as a firework or signal
An edible Mediterranean plant of the cabbage family, sometimes eaten in salads
guerrillas fired rockets at them
Any of various plants having an upright blue or bluish inflorescence; especially monkshood, Aconitum napellus, and (more fully blue rocket larkspur) the larkspur Consolida regalis.
= ion engine.
A rocket to which a line is attached, fired to establish communication with a vessel in distress.
A rocket designed for flight to the moon.
A fast Japanese aeroplane, motorcycle, or car; (also depreciative) an inexpensive Japanese car that has been modified to give the impression of speed and power.
A paradise flycatcher, Terpsiphone paradisi, of South and South-East Asia.
A flying bomb; any rocket-propelled missile with an explosive warhead.
A car powered by a rocket engine.
Fuel for a rocket engine; specifically one that reacts with an oxidizer.
A gun that fires rockets (of any kind).
A jet of exhaust gases used to provide a vehicle or craft with thrust.
A line fired to a wrecked ship by a rocket apparatus by which the people on board can be rescued.
A soldier responsible for firing rockets. Now chiefly historical.
A net with small rockets attached, which is laid on the ground and then propelled upwards by the rockets so as to envelop a group of feeding birds or another animal, such as a deer.
To trap (birds or other animals) with a rocket net.
A launching pad for a rocket.
A tall pole erected on high ground by the sea to which the rocket line is attached by a coastguard during practice.
A warship armed with rockets.
A tube out of which a rocket is fired.
A yellow-flowered European plant that resembles mustard and emits a foul smell when crushed
A type of small skyrocket firework, often discharged from an empty bottle.
Another term for weld.
A rocket propelled by the backward ejection of photons.
(A nickname for) a small person regarded as very fast or energetic (originally a nickname given to the Canadian ice hockey player Henri Richard (b. 1936)).
A person who or (formerly) mechanism which launches a rocket.
A stand from which rockets are fired in battle.
A mortar that fires rockets.
An aircraft powered by a rocket engine.
The area within range of a rocket.
A rocket designed to travel through space or to launch a spacecraft
A herbaceous plant of the cabbage family, cultivated for its long spikes of mauve or white flowers that are fragrant in the evening
An auxiliary rocket engine used in weightless conditions to provide sufficient acceleration to maintain the flow of liquid propellant from the fuel tank
Any white-flowered form of dame's violet, Hesperis matrionalis.
A rocket fired as a distress signal
= rocket plane.
A booster in the form of a rocket; especially one used in launching a spacecraft.
The combustion chamber of a rocket engine.
A harpoon with an explosive head.
Any of several annual larkspurs of the genus Consolida; especially C. ajacis (formerly included in the genus Delphinium), cultivated for its spikes of blue, pink, or white flowers.
A device or structure for launching rockets, especially as offensive weapons.
The action or practice of trapping birds or other animals with a rocket net.
The threat of the military use of rockets, especially nuclear missiles.
The tracking of a space rocket; usually attributive.
A rocket which is not guided after its initial propulsion phase; especially a ballistic missile.
A small rocket that can be fired briefly to give forward thrust to a spacecraft.
= rocket plane.
A device used to fire a line from the shore, a lifeboat, etc., to a shipwreck as a means of rescuing the people on board.