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spacecraft

[speys-kraft, -krahft]
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noun, plural spacecraft.
  1. a vehicle designed for travel or operation in space beyond the earth's atmosphere or in orbit around the earth.
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Origin of spacecraft

First recorded in 1955–60; space + craft
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  • And now, with Carlson Spacecraft going up in flames, they seemed to be getting closer to their goal.

    Instant of Decision

    Gordon Randall Garrett


British Dictionary definitions for spacecraft

spacecraft

noun
  1. a manned or unmanned vehicle designed to orbit the earth or travel to celestial objects for the purpose of research, exploration, etc
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