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rocket ship


  1. a rocket-propelled aircraft or spacecraft.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rocket ship1

First recorded in 1925–30

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Example Sentences

For many of those investors, however, dreams of riding a rocket ship to the moon of GameStop profits have collided with the stark reality of a collapsing stock price.

He was on a career rocket ship—lights-out ratings, on a trajectory to making many millions, dabbling in TV with his own show, trying his hand at NFL commentary for ESPN—but I found after a few years much less a focus on the conservative agenda.

From Time

Investors with “diamond hands” had the nerves to hold an investment position until, like the rocket ship icon that decorated many posts, it headed to the stars.

Humans are the only creature on earth capable of building a rocket ship or developing a vaccine.

From Vox

In the opening pages of The Moment of Lift , I write about that magical moment when a rocket ship tears away from the bonds of earth and ascends into the sky, an image I’ve carried with me since I was a child watching Apollo launches with my family.

From Time

He was the point man in the promotion when Evel Knievel swore he'd soar across Snake River Canyon in a sawed-off rocket ship.

“We have been sort of on a rocket ship here in terms of our growth,” said Landau.

At 12:01 a.m. one summer night in 1981, a rocket ship took off on television.

She's leaving a listing ship and getting on a rocket ship.

For some time there was silence in the cabin as the rocket-ship, with alternate roar and swoop, pushed along.

Holden was painfully dragging himself back into the rocket-ship.

As Astro followed the Solar Guard captain toward the rocket ship he saw a familiar figure standing near the air lock.

Here they labored and experimented and eventually the rocket ship was constructed.

Second, to stand by at a distance until the rocket-ship is launched, then to escort it back to the Earth.


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