Definition of rocket-like in US English:

rocket-like

adjective

  • See rocket

    • ‘The rocketlike ‘male’ sculpture jutted at an angle toward its partner, its nose-cone head both muzzled and extended by a steel framework.’
    • ‘The bird plunges rocketlike at a concentration of insects, brakes to snatch a victim, then glides as it gobbles its meal on the fly.’
    • ‘Now that interactive TV appears set to take off, albeit not at rocketlike speed, the board and the shareholders feel ACTV needs more focus.’

Pronunciation

rocket-like

/-ˌlīk/