spacecraft

[ speys-kraft, -krahft ]
/ ˈspeɪsˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft /

noun, plural spacecraft.

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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Example sentences from the Web for spacecraft

  • 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
/ (ˈspeɪsˌkrɑːft) /

noun

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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