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rocket launcher

noun, Military
1.
a tube attached to a weapon for the launching of rockets.
2.
a vehicle equipped with many such tubes for the simultaneous firing of rockets.
Origin of rocket launcher
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • Santos stood by the rocket launcher, with Pederson ready to put another rack of rockets into the device when necessary.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin
  • It was a moment before he recognized it as the rocket launcher.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • The rocket launcher hadn't retracted; there was still a rocket in it—with a snootful of Uranium 235.

    Way of a Rebel Walter M. Miller
  • He gave silent thanks that the invaders had not lugged their rocket launcher with them.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • Would he please describe the rocket launcher the enemy had used to destroy the Aztec?

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • Rick saw the gray lab building and, to its left, Pirate's Field where the rocket launcher had once stood.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • At the first sign of a landing party, they would take to the cave, using the rocket launcher as a defense.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin
  • While two of you are doing that, you others break out the rocket launcher and rocket racks and assemble the cutting torch.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Finally they turned and started back, carrying the rocket launcher with them.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton

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