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  1. a person who discharges, rides in, or pilots a rocket.
  2. a technician or scientist whose work pertains to rocketry.
Also rock·et·er [rok-i-ter] /ˈrɒk ɪ tər/.

Origin of rocketeer

First recorded in 1825–35; rocket1 + -eer
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Examples from the Web for rocketeer

Historical Examples

  • The rocketeer couldn't afford to risk the lives of his passengers.

    Instant of Decision

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • I've been a rocketeer ever since I graduated from college, and I can't leave.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • In the jargon of the rocketeer the great missiles were called "beasts" or "birds."

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • It was an abbreviation for rocketeer, a title all of them had once carried.

British Dictionary definitions for rocketeer


  1. an engineer or scientist concerned with the design, operation, or launching of rockets
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