Congreve rocket
Congreve rocket Con"greve rock"et See {congreve} and cf. {Rocket}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Congreve rocket — Rocket Rock et, n. [It. rocchetta, fr. rocca a distaff, of German origin. Named from the resemblance in shape to a distaff. See {Rock} a distaff.] 1. An artificial firework consisting of a cylindrical case of paper or metal filled with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congreve rocket — The Congreve Rocket was a British military weapon designed and developed by Sir William Congreve in 1804. The rocket was developed by the British Royal Arsenal following the experiences of the Second, Third and Fourth Mysore Wars. The wars fought …   Wikipedia

  • Congreve — may refer to: Congreve (crater), a lunar crater Congreve (horse), an Argentine thoroughbred racehorse who sired Kayak II Galfred Congreve (b. 1850), Scottish amateur international footballer Walter Norris Congreve, Governor of Malta from 1924 to… …   Wikipedia

  • Rocket — Rock et, n. [It. rocchetta, fr. rocca a distaff, of German origin. Named from the resemblance in shape to a distaff. See {Rock} a distaff.] 1. An artificial firework consisting of a cylindrical case of paper or metal filled with a composition of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rocket artillery — is a type of artillery equipped with rocket launchers instead of conventional guns or mortars. Types of rocket artillery pieces include multiple rocket launchers. HistoryPre modern historyThe use of rockets as some form of artillery dates back to …   Wikipedia

  • Congreve — (spr. grīw ), 1) William, engl. Dichter, Sprößling eines alten Geschlechts in Staffordshire, geb. 5. April 1670 in Bardsey unweit Leeds, gest. 19. Jan. 1729 in London, besuchte die Schule zu Kilkenny, die Universität zu Dublin, kam 1688 nach… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Rocket — This article is about vehicles powered by rocket engines. For other uses, see Rocket (disambiguation). A Soyuz U, at Baikonur Site 1/5 A rocket is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle which obtains thrust from a rocket engi …   Wikipedia

  • Congreve Baronets — Sir William Congreve, 1st Baronet …   Wikipedia

  • Rocket vessel — A rocket vessel was a ship equipped with rockets as a weapon. The most famous ship of this type was HMS Erebus , which at the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 provided the rockets red glare that was memorialized by Francis Scott Key in The Star… …   Wikipedia

  • Congreve — Con greve, n. [After Sir William Congreve, the inventor.] 1. Short for {Cogreve rocket}, a powerful form of rocket formerly used in war, either in the field or for bombardment. In the former case it was armed with shell, shrapnel, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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