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Italian rocchetta, diminutive of rocca.

Singular
rocket

Plural
rockets

rocket (plural rockets)

  1. A rocket engine.
  2. (military) A non-guided missile propelled by a rocket engine.
  3. A vehicle propelled by a rocket engine.
  4. A projectile firework.
  5. (slang) An ace (the playing card).
  6. (military slang) An angry communication (such as a letter or telegram) to a subordinate.
    • 1980, David Schoenbrun, Soldiers of the Night: The Story of the French Resistance,[1] Dutton, ISBN 9780525206637, page 203,
      While [Colonel Robert] Solborg and [Jacques] Lemaigre[-Dubreuil] were dreaming of revolts, [William Joseph “Wild Bill”] Donovan had learned of Solborg’s insubordination and meddling. He sent him a “rocket” ordering him out of North Africa and back to Lisbon at once. Solborg flew to Lisbon and then on to Washington to face out his problem with Donovan.

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