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lander

[lan-der]
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noun
  1. a space probe designed to land on a planet or other solid celestial body.
Compare orbiter.

Origin of lander

First recorded in 1960–65; land + -er1
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Examples from the Web for lander

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  • Lander saw that he must at any cost get back to the coast as quickly as possible.

  • "Well, that's just the way I feel about her, and that's just what I mean to give her," said Mrs. Lander.

    Ragged Lady, Complete

    William Dean Howells

  • "I guess we did," Mrs. Lander owned at last, with a reluctant sigh.

    Ragged Lady, Complete

    William Dean Howells

  • "I wish I was going," she said, when Mrs. Lander guessed they should go, later on.

    Ragged Lady, Complete

    William Dean Howells

  • To Clementina it explained itself, but she had to explain it to Mrs. Lander.

    Ragged Lady, Complete

    William Dean Howells


British Dictionary definitions for lander

lander

noun
  1. a spacecraft designed to land on a planet or other bodyCompare orbiter
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