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spaceport

[speys-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈspeɪsˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
noun
1.
a site at which spacecraft are tested, launched, sheltered, maintained, etc.
Origin of spaceport
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55; space + port1
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  • 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
  • "spaceport control to Polaris," the voice of the tower operator replied.

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
British Dictionary definitions for spaceport

spaceport

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