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rocket British & World English

An edible Mediterranean plant of the cabbage family, whose leaves are eaten in salads

rocket1 British & World English

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

rocket2 British & World English

An edible Mediterranean plant of the cabbage family, whose leaves are eaten in salads

rocket English Thesaurus

guerrillas fired five rockets at the capital yesterday

garden rocket in rocket2 British & World English

An edible Mediterranean plant of the cabbage family, whose leaves are eaten in salads

wall rocket British & World English

A yellow-flowered European plant which resembles mustard and emits a foul smell when crushed

dyer's rocket British & World English

Another term for weld.

space rocket British & World English

A rocket designed to travel through space or to launch a spacecraft

sweet rocket British & World English

A herbaceous plant of the cabbage family, cultivated for its long spikes of mauve or white flowers which are fragrant in the evening

ullage rocket British & World English

An auxiliary rocket engine used in weightless conditions to provide sufficient acceleration to maintain the flow of liquid propellant from the tank

distress rocket British & World English

A rocket fired as a distress signal

rocket science British & World English

Something very difficult to understand

rise like a rocket British & World English

Rise suddenly and dramatically (and subsequently fall in a similar manner)

retrorocket British & World English

A small auxiliary rocket on a spacecraft or missile, fired in the direction of travel to slow the craft down, for example when landing on the surface of a planet

Richard, Maurice British & World English

(1921–2000), Canadian hockey player; nickname The Rocket; full name Maurice Joseph Henri Richard. Playing for the Montreal Canadiens 1942–60, he was the first professional hockey player to score 50 goals in one season 1944–45, a record that stood until the early 1980s. Hockey Hall of Fame (1961)

rocket motor in rocket1 British & World English

An engine that operates by the combustion of its contents, providing thrust as in a jet engine but without depending on the intake of air for combustion

salad rocket in rocket2 British & World English

An edible Mediterranean plant of the cabbage family, whose leaves are eaten in salads

skyrocket British & World English

A rocket designed to explode high in the air as a signal or firework

rocket engine in rocket1 British & World English

An engine that operates by the combustion of its contents, providing thrust as in a jet engine but without depending on the intake of air for combustion

the Rocket in Clemens, Roger British & World English

(1962-), US baseball player; full name William Roger Clemens; known as the Rocket. In 2004, he became the first pitcher to have won seven Cy Young awards. He set and tied a major league record by twice (1986, 1996) striking out 20 batters during a nine-inning game. During his career 1984–2007, he played for the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, and Houston Astros

The Rocket in Richard, Maurice British & World English

(1921–2000), Canadian hockey player; nickname The Rocket; full name Maurice Joseph Henri Richard. Playing for the Montreal Canadiens 1942–60, he was the first professional hockey player to score 50 goals in one season 1944–45, a record that stood until the early 1980s. Hockey Hall of Fame (1961)

rise like a rocket in rocket1 British & World English

Rise suddenly and dramatically (and subsequently fall in a similar manner)

sweet rocket in rocket2 British & World English

Used in names of other fast-growing plants of the cabbage family, e.g. London rocket, sweet rocket

London rocket in rocket2 British & World English

Used in names of other fast-growing plants of the cabbage family, e.g. London rocket, sweet rocket

rise like a rocket and fall like a stick in rocket1 British & World English

Rise suddenly and dramatically (and subsequently fall in a similar manner)