[gah-gahr-in, guh-; Russian guh-gah-ryin]
- Yu·ri A·le·kse·ye·vich [yoo r-ee al-ik-sey-uh-vich; Russian yoo-ryi uh-lyi-ksye-yi-vyich] /ˈyʊər i ˌæl ɪkˈseɪ ə vɪtʃ; Russian ˈyu ryɪ ʌ lyɪˈksyɛ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1934–68, Russian astronaut: first human being to make an orbital space flight (1961).
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Examples from the Web for gagarin
Massive festivities were held across Russia for the 50th anniversary of the Gagarin flight last April 12.Russians Win the Space Race
Owen Matthews, Anna Nemtsova
July 8, 2011
Governor Gagarin, who wanted to make himself ruling sovereign of Siberia, arranged a formidable conspiracy.Sweden
Prince Gagarin, governor of Siberia, was twenty years at the head of this trade.
- Yuri (ˈjurɪ). 1934–68, Soviet cosmonaut: made the first manned space flight (1961)