rockoon

[rok-oon, ro-koon]
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noun

a rocket launched from a balloon at a high altitude.

Nearby words

  1. rockledge,
  2. rocklike,
  3. rockling,
  4. rockne,
  5. rockne, knute kenneth,
  6. rockrose,
  7. rockrose family,
  8. rocks,
  9. rocks in one's head, have,
  10. rockshaft

Origin of rockoon

1950–55; rock(et1) + (ball)oon

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Examples 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

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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