from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A spacecraft powered and propelled by rockets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A spacecraft propelled by a rocket engine.
- n. A ship armed with rockets.
192 TOM SWIFT AND HIS ROCKET SHIP the rocket ship motors to bring them back up to the 15,810-mile velocity necessary to keep the Star Spear in an orbital course.
The man I talked to about Swift's rocket ship ought to speak one of 'em!
The rocket ship shook crazily as it was freed from the dragging thirty - foot unit and the motors of the passenger stage cut in.
A multicolored cloud of gases burst from the takeoff motors and the giant rocket ship lifted itself clear of the ground.
A few seconds later Tom Swift's rocket ship was on its journey into space!
EMERGENCY ORDERS WATCHING in consternation as the rocket ship raced skyward out of control,
A cheer went up from the onlookers as the rocket ship moved slowly at first, then zoomed upward.
Though the rocket ship had been launched by the time they reached it, all Rotzog's workers had been captured.