lander

[lan-der]
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noun

a space probe designed to land on a planet or other solid celestial body.

Compare orbiter.

Origin of lander

First recorded in 1960–65; land + -er1
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Historical Examples of lander

  • Lander saw that he must at any cost get back to the coast as quickly as possible.

  • Mrs. Lander pushed in through the narrow door of what was to be the parlor.

    Ragged Lady, Complete

    William Dean Howells

  • "Well, that's just the way I feel about her, and that's just what I mean to give her," said Mrs. Lander.

    Ragged Lady, Complete

    William Dean Howells

  • "It isn't me, or my things I want her for," said Mrs. Lander.

    Ragged Lady, Complete

    William Dean Howells

  • She had to show this letter to Mrs. Lander, who asked: "You want he should come back?"

    Ragged Lady, Complete

    William Dean Howells



British Dictionary definitions for lander

lander

noun

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