rockoon

[ rok-oon, ro-koon ]
/ ˈrɒk un, rɒˈkun /

noun

a rocket launched from a balloon at a high altitude.

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Origin of rockoon

1950–55; rock(et1) + (ball)oon
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Example sentences from the Web for rockoon

  • I also understand that a rockoon is a combination of a rocket and a balloon.

    The Flying Stingaree|Harold Leland Goodwin

British Dictionary definitions for rockoon

rockoon
/ (rɒˈkuːn) /

noun

a rocket carrying scientific equipment for studying the upper atmosphere, fired from a balloon at high altitude

Word Origin for rockoon

C20: from rocket 1 + balloon
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