rocket launcher

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noun Military.

a tube attached to a weapon for the launching of rockets.
a vehicle equipped with many such tubes for the simultaneous firing of rockets.

Nearby words

  1. rocket,
  2. rocket airplane,
  3. rocket bomb,
  4. rocket engine,
  5. rocket gun,
  6. rocket propulsion,
  7. rocket salad,
  8. rocket science,
  9. rocket scientist,
  10. rocket ship

Origin of rocket launcher

First recorded in 1940–45

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Examples from the Web for rocket launcher

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

    Comet's Burial|Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • 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