moonshot

or moon shot

[ moon-shot ]
/ ˈmunˌʃɒt /

noun

the act or procedure of launching a rocket or spacecraft to the moon.

Nearby words

  1. moonseed,
  2. moonset,
  3. moonshee,
  4. moonshine,
  5. moonshiner,
  6. moonstone,
  7. moonstricken,
  8. moonstruck,
  9. moonwalk,
  10. moonward

Origin of moonshot

An Americanism dating back to 1955–60; moon + shot1

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British Dictionary definitions for moon-shot

moonshot

/ (ˈmuːnˌʃɒt) /

noun

the launching of a spacecraft, rocket, etc, to the moon
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Word Origin and History for moon-shot

moon-shot

n.

1958, from moon (n.) + shot (n.).

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