Pronunciation: (rok'it),[key] —n. 1. any of various simple or complex tubelike devices containing combustibles that on being ignited liberate gases whose action propels the tube through the air: used for pyrotechnic effect, signaling, carrying a lifeline, hurling explosives at an enemy, putting a space vehicle into orbit, etc.
2. a space capsule or vehicle put into orbit by such devices.
3. See rocket engine.
—v.t. 1. to move or transport by means of a rocket.
2. to attack with rockets.
—v.i. 1. to move like a rocket.
2. (of game birds) to fly straight up rapidly when flushed.
Pronunciation: (rok'it),[key] —n. 1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Hesperis, of the mustard family, and related genera. Cf. dame's rocket. 2. Also called rocket salad, roquette. arugula.
3. a noxious weed, Barbarea vulgaris, of the U.S., having lobed leaves and clusters of small, yellow flowers.