Definition for ROCK'ET

ROCK'ET, n.1 [Dan. raket, rakette, a rocket, cracker or squib; G. rackete; probably from the root of crack and racket, Fr. craquer, craqueter.]

An artificial firework, consisting of a cylindrical case of paper, filled with a composition of combustible ingredients, as niter, charcoal and sulphur. This being tied to a stick and fired, ascends into the air and bursts. – Encyc.

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