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lander

[ lan-der ]
/ ˈlæn dər /
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noun
a space probe designed to land on a planet or other solid celestial body.
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Origin of lander

First recorded in 1960–65; land + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for lander

lander
/ (ˈlændə) /

noun
a spacecraft designed to land on a planet or other bodyCompare orbiter
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