rocket bomb


noun

an aerial bomb equipped with a rocket for added velocity after being dropped from an aircraft.
(loosely) any rocket-propelled missile launched from the ground.

Nearby words

  1. rocker cam,
  2. rocker panel,
  3. rockery,
  4. rocket,
  5. rocket airplane,
  6. rocket engine,
  7. rocket gun,
  8. rocket launcher,
  9. rocket propulsion,
  10. rocket salad

Origin of rocket bomb

First recorded in 1940–45

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Examples from the Web for rocket bomb

  • Like a rocket-bomb, this man of genius had risen from obscurity—had all but conquered the three greatest worlds of the universe.

    Tarrano the Conqueror|Raymond King Cummings