moonwalk

[ moon-wawk ]
/ ˈmunˌwɔk /

noun

an exploratory walk by an astronaut on the surface of the moon.

verb (used without object)

(of an astronaut) to walk on the surface of the moon.

Origin of moonwalk

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; moon + walk

Related forms

moon·walk·er, noun
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