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rocket ship

a rocket-propelled aircraft or spacecraft.
Origin of rocket ship
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The cab hit the ground to his right, the rocket ship on its tail for a final blast.

    Beyond The Thunder H. B. Hickey
  • The rocket ship was there, just as before, but the American helio-planes were gone, were wiped out as though they had never been.

    When the Sleepers Woke Arthur Leo Zagat
  • It is just a rocket ship pointed toward terra firma instead of the other way, and has an auger fixed in place at the nose.

    Operation Earthworm Joe Archibald
  • He reached the rocket ship and went up the ladder, scrambling, missing his foothold, pulling himself up with clutching hands.

    Skin Game Charles E. Fritch
  • You think we'll ever go as far into the deep with a rocket ship as we can see with the big eye?

    Danger in Deep Space Carey Rockwell
  • The rocket ship up there seems to be getting more and more acceleration in the level.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
  • He thought about his son and his rocket ship models, his star charts, his maps.

    Cost of Living Robert Sheckley

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