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[ ek-struh-vee-hik-yuh-ler ]
/ ˌɛk strə viˈhɪk yə lər /

adjective Aerospace.

of, relating to, or being an activity performed by an astronaut outside a space vehicle while in orbit: an extravehicular activity.

Nearby words

extravaginal, extravasate, extravasation, extravascular, extravascular fluid, extravehicular, extravehicular mobility unit, extraversion, extravert, extraverted, extrema

Origin of extravehicular

First recorded in 1960–65; extra- + vehicular Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for extravehicular


/ (ˌɛkstrəvɪˈhɪkjʊlə) /


occurring or used outside a spacecraft, either in space or on the surface of the moon or another planetextravehicular activity
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