- a person who discharges, rides in, or pilots a rocket.
- a technician or scientist whose work pertains to rocketry.
Also rock·et·er [rok-i-ter] /ˈrɒk ɪ tər/.
Origin of rocketeer
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Examples from the Web for rocketeer
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.
In the jargon of the rocketeer the great missiles were called "beasts" or "birds."
It was an abbreviation for rocketeer, a title all of them had once carried.Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet</p>
Harold Leland Goodwin
- an engineer or scientist concerned with the design, operation, or launching of rockets
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