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lander

[lan-der] /ˈlæn dər/
noun
1.
a space probe designed to land on a planet or other solid celestial body.
Compare orbiter.
Origin of lander
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; land + -er1
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  • lander saw that he must at any cost get back to the coast as quickly as possible.

  • Mrs. lander pushed in through the narrow door of what was to be the parlor.

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

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  • "It isn't me, or my things I want her for," said Mrs. lander.

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  • She had to show this letter to Mrs. lander, who asked: "You want he should come back?"

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

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  • But she went with Mrs. lander to see her, and she saw Mr. Milray, too, for a little while.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for lander

lander

/ˈlændə/
noun
1.
a spacecraft designed to land on a planet or other body Compare orbiter
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