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rocket-propelled

[rok-it-pruh-peld] /ˈrɒk ɪt prəˌpɛld/
adjective
1.
using rocket power as the chief motive force.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • Moments later, bullets tore into the bridge, and vapor trails from rocket-propelled grenades streaked across the bow: pirates.
  • rocket-propelled aircraft, such as the space shuttle, routinely reach hypersonic speeds on return from space.
  • We chatted while her fellow trainees fired practice rounds of rocket-propelled grenades.
  • He was trying to fire a rocket-propelled grenade from a shoulder mount, but it kept slipping off his shoulder.
  • In practice, that often means using a rocket-propelled grenade, so as not to expose troops to snipers.
  • Once, they could scare them off with a shout and a rocket-propelled grenade-launcher.
  • Blimps often operate beyond the range of machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades.
  • They target bigger ships at night, lighting up the sky with tracers, heavy-machinegun fire and rocket-propelled grenades.
  • But equipped with little more than guns and rocket-propelled grenades, such coordinated attacks are beyond them.
  • At the time the world was told that the helicopter was taken down by a well-aimed rocket-propelled grenade.

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