rocket

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art at Rocky Mountains [[t]ˈrɒk ɪt[/t]] n.
1) rkt any of various tubelike devices containing combustibles that on being ignited propel the tube through the air: used for pyrotechnic effect, signaling, hurling explosives, launching a space vehicle, etc
2) rkt a space capsule or vehicle put into orbit by such devices
3) rkt
rocket engine
4) rkt to move or transport by means of a rocket
5) to move like a rocket
6) orn (of game birds) to fly straight up rapidly when flushed
Etymology: 1605–15; (< Froquette) < It rocchetta, dim. of rocca distaff (with reference to its shape) < Go *rukka, c. ONrokkr, MDrocke, OHGrocco(GRocken) rock′et•like`, adj. II
rock•et
[[t]ˈrɒk ɪt[/t]] n.
1) pln any of various plants belonging to the genus Hesperis, of the mustard family, and related genera
Compare dame's rocket
2) pln
Also called roquette arugula
Etymology: 1520–30; < F roquette < It ruchetta, dim. ofruca< L ērūca arugula

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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