from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See congreve and cf. rocket.
- n. a powerful form of rocket for use in war, invented by Sir William Congreve. It may be used either in the field or for bombardment; in the former case, it is armed with shells or case shot; in the latter, with a combustible material inclosed in a metallic case, which is inextinguishable when kindled, and scatters its fire on every side.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See rocket.
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