[rok-oon, ro-koon]


a rocket launched from a balloon at a high altitude.

Origin of rockoon

1950–55; rock(et1) + (ball)oon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rockoon

Historical Examples of 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



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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