command module


noun

(often initial capital letters) U.S. Aerospace. the portion of the Apollo spacecraft that contained the crew's living compartment and the on-board controls.

Nearby words

  1. command,
  2. command car,
  3. command economy,
  4. command guidance,
  5. command language,
  6. command paper,
  7. command performance,
  8. command post,
  9. command-driven,
  10. commandant

Origin of command module

First recorded in 1960–65

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British Dictionary definitions for command module

command module

noun

the cone-shaped module used as the living quarters in an Apollo spacecraft and functioning as the splashdown vehicle
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