Definition of Rocket engine

1. Noun. A jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion.

Exact synonyms: Rocket
Specialized synonyms: Booster, Booster Rocket, Booster Unit, Takeoff Booster, Takeoff Rocket, Nuclear Rocket, Retrorocket, Space Rocket, Thruster
Generic synonyms: Jet Engine
Group relationships: Projectile, Rocket

Definition of Rocket engine

1. Noun. A reaction engine that obtains thrust by jet propulsion which forms its jet exclusively from propellant. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rocket Engine

rocker arm
rocket aircraft
rocket base
rocket belt
rocket belts
rocket car
rocket cress
rocket engine (current term)
rocket engineer
rocket festival
rocket firing
rocket fuel
rocket immunoelectrophoresis
rocket jumping
rocket larkspur
rocket launcher
rocket launchers
rocket launching
rocket motor
rocket pack
rocket packs
rocket plane

Literary usage of Rocket engine

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1. A Practical Treatise on Rail-roads, and Interior Communication in General by Nicholas Wood (1838)
"Experiments with the rocket engine, Mr. Stephenson's. The " Rocket," being first ready, was put upon trial, and having got a proper supply of water, ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Rail-roads, and Interior Communication in General by Nicholas Wood (1838)
"... it was determined, to avoid confusion, that each engine should be tried separately, and on different days. Art. 8.—Experiments with the rocket engine, ..."

3. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicle by Roger E. Bilstein (1999)
"Studhalter, "J-2 rocket engine," pp. 3,5. Tank pressures in the vehicle were kept low to save the weight of heavier test tank construction. ..."

4. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"Facilities are available to test rocket engine components and materials at 5 to 1000 ft-lb thrust at sea level and altitude pressure conditions, ..."

5. Commercial Space Launch Industry: Congressional Hearing edited by Bill Frist (2001)
"In addition, one of the objectives of the X-33 program is to demonstrate improved rocket engine operability at low altitude using the altitude-compensating ..."

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