extravehicular

[ 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.

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Origin of extravehicular

First recorded in 1960–65; extra- + vehicular
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British Dictionary definitions for extravehicular

extravehicular
/ (ˌɛkstrəvɪˈhɪkjʊlə) /

adjective

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