congreve rocket definition

  • others:
    • See congreve and cf. rocket.
  • noun:
    • a robust as a type of rocket for use in war, devised by Sir William Congreve. It may possibly be made use of either in the industry and for bombardment; in previous situation, it is equipped with shells or case-shot; within the latter, with a combustible product inclosed in a metallic instance, that is inextinguishable when kindled, and scatters its fire on every side.
    • See rocket.
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