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rocket in Astronomy topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrocketrock‧et1 /ˈrɒkɪt $ ˈrɑː-/ ●●○ noun  1 rocket.jpg TTS[countable] a vehicle used for travelling or carrying things into space, which is shaped like a big tubespacecraft The rocket was launched from a space research base. a space rocket2 PMW[countable] a weapon shaped like a big tube that is fired at thingsmissile anti-tank rockets3 DLO[countable] a firework that goes high into the air before exploding into coloured lights4 [uncountable] British English a plant with green leaves and a strong taste, eaten raw in salads syn arugula American English
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rocketWichman recently designed the passenger compartment for a rocket ship being developed by McDonnell Douglas Aerospace.Ready, Set, Go! went through version 2 like a rocket and emerged late last year as version 3.Heavy artillery and rocket attacks rained down on the camp.It had two lids which you closed once you were in, and instead of bullets, it fired rockets.Finding a way out of this mess does not require rocket science.That rocket itself also appears to have strayed off course.The result is a devastating detonation that completely destroys the rocket.This nuclear thermal rocket can perform as well as a hydrogen-oxygen chemical rocket if the exhaust temperature is the same.space rocketDisplay of early aircraft and space rockets.