rocket sled


noun

a sled propelled along a long track by rocket engines, for testing the effects of high rates of acceleration and deceleration.

Nearby words

  1. rocket propulsion,
  2. rocket salad,
  3. rocket science,
  4. rocket scientist,
  5. rocket ship,
  6. rocket-propelled,
  7. rocketeer,
  8. rocketer,
  9. rocketry,
  10. rocketsonde

Origin of rocket sled

First recorded in 1950–55

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