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English definition of “rocket”


noun (DEVICE)    /ˈrɒk.ɪt/ US  /ˈrɑː.kɪt/
B2 [C] a large cylinder-shaped object that moves very fast by forcing out burning gases , used for space travel or as a weapon : They launched a rocket to the planet Venus . The rebels were firing anti-tank rockets.Bombs and missilesSpace travel [C] (also skyrocket) a type of firework that flies up into the air before exploding Fireworks
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