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Congreve

in reference to solid-fuel rockets (1809) or matches (1839), a reference to English inventor Sir William Congreve (1772-1828), who learned the tactic of rocket warfare while serving in India. He was a descendant of the family of William Congreve the Restoration playwright (1670-1729), being probably his great-great-nephew.

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Definitions of Congreve

Congreve (n.)
English playwright remembered for his comedies (1670-1729);
Synonyms: William Congreve
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