rocket scientist


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rocket scientist

n.
1. A scientist who specializes in rocketry.
2. Informal An extremely intelligent person.

rock′et sci`entist


n.
1. a specialist in rocketry.
2. an exemplar of keen intelligence, esp. mathematical ability.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rocket scientist - a clever thinkerrocket scientist - a clever thinker; "you do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out"
thinker - someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)
2.rocket scientist - an engineer who builds and tests rocketsrocket scientist - an engineer who builds and tests rockets
applied scientist, engineer, technologist - a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
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