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rocket launcher

noun Military.
  1. a tube attached to a weapon for the launching of rockets.
  2. a vehicle equipped with many such tubes for the simultaneous firing of rockets.
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Origin of rocket launcher

First recorded in 1940–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Copeland fired a Martian rocket-launcher, aiming behind the ship.

    Comet's Burial

    Raymond Zinke Gallun

  • When he got back In the car alone, the general counted the models on the seat beside him—one rocket-launcher, one A-gun.

    The Final Figure

    Samuel Kimball Merwin

  • The rocket-launcher and the improved A-gun were like the one-two punch of a good heavyweight-hitter.

    The Final Figure

    Samuel Kimball Merwin