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Rocks

clipping; noun
In shooter video games, refers to the rocket launcher.
 
The other team wrecked us last game because they got the rocks.
Etymology : Clipping from rocket, referring to the rocket launcher in shooter games. Because having the rocket launcher in a shooter game (particularly Halo) puts the owning team in a commanding position, people shortened the name because of the length of rocket launcher, and the clipping specific to rocks is probably not coincidental, but intentional to sound like physical rocks.
Source : Halo, about 2001, but becoming more common in usage in other games.
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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