- a tube attached to a weapon for the launching of rockets.
- a vehicle equipped with many such tubes for the simultaneous firing of rockets.
Origin of rocket launcher
First recorded in 1940–45
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Examples from the Web for rocket launcher
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 rocket-launcher and the improved A-gun were like the one-two punch of a good heavyweight-hitter.