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rocket ship

a rocket-propelled aircraft or spacecraft.
Origin of rocket ship
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In air-photos, the rocket-ship would look remarkably like something from another planet.

    Invasion William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • They had been carried into the rocket-ship fourteen hours and more before.

    Invasion William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Second, to stand by at a distance until the rocket-ship is launched, then to escort it back to the Earth.

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
  • He flung open the outer door of the rocket-ship, and Sylva went to him.

    Invasion William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • From here they could see beneath the bows of the rocket-ship.

    Invasion William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The three leaders reached the first rocket-ship, and their green beams shot out.

    When the Sleepers Woke Arthur Leo Zagat
  • The air fleet would be trying to communicate through it with the Martians they believed were in the rocket-ship.

    Invasion William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • For some time there was silence in the cabin as the rocket-ship, with alternate roar and swoop, pushed along.

    The Onslaught from Rigel Fletcher Pratt
  • But I was particularly interested in the munitions plants and the rocket-ship shops.

    Armageddon--2419 A.D. Philip Francis Nowlan
  • Holden was painfully dragging himself back into the rocket-ship.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins

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