or space walk

[ speys-wawk ]

  1. a task or mission performed by an astronaut outside a spacecraft in space.

verb (used without object)
  1. to execute a task or mission outside a spacecraft in space.

Origin of spacewalk

First recorded in 1960–65, Americanism; space + walk

Other words from spacewalk

  • space·walk·er, noun

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How to use spacewalk in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for spacewalk


/ (ˈspeɪsˌwɔːk) /

  1. the act or an instance of floating and manoeuvring in space, outside but attached by a lifeline to a spacecraft: Technical name: extravehicular activity

  1. (intr) to float and manoeuvre in space while outside but attached to a spacecraft

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