spaceport

[ speys-pawrt, -pohrt ]
/ ˈspeɪsˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt /

noun

a site at which spacecraft are tested, launched, sheltered, maintained, etc.

Nearby words

  1. spaced-out,
  2. spaceflight,
  3. spacelab,
  4. spaceless,
  5. spaceman,
  6. spacer,
  7. spaceship,
  8. spaceshot,
  9. spacesuit,
  10. spacewalk

Origin of spaceport

First recorded in 1950–55; space + port1

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British Dictionary definitions for spaceport

spaceport

/ (ˈspeɪsˌpɔːt) /

noun

a base equipped to launch, maintain, and test spacecraft
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