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spaceport

[speys-pawrt, -pohrt]
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noun
  1. a site at which spacecraft are tested, launched, sheltered, maintained, etc.

Origin of spaceport

First recorded in 1950–55; space + port1
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Examples from the Web for spaceport

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Historical Examples

  • He watched the ambulance flit off as he waited for the Spaceport Patrol.

    The Lani People

    J. F. Bone

  • One instant, starship Thirteen had been light-months from Earth, the next it was sitting in the Spaceport.

    Subjectivity

    Norman Spinrad

  • They stowed their newly purchased equipment inside and started to climb in as Astro announced, "Spaceport, driver!"

    The Revolt on Venus

    Carey Rockwell

  • "Spaceport traffic control to Polaris," reported the traffic officer, his face in focus on the teleceiver screen.

  • "Spaceport traffic control to Connel," came a voice in reply over the audioceiver.

    Sabotage in Space

    Carey Rockwell


British Dictionary definitions for spaceport

spaceport

noun
  1. a base equipped to launch, maintain, and test spacecraft
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