Definition of rocket man in English:

rocket man

noun

  • 1A soldier responsible for firing rockets. Now chiefly historical.

  • 2Chiefly Science Fiction. A person who pilots a rocket, especially into space.

  • 3An expert in rocket science; a person who designs or builds rockets.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The London Magazine. From rocket + man.

Pronunciation

rocket man

/ˈrɒkɪt man/