[ (spoot-niks, sput-niks) ]
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A series of Soviet satellites launched in 1957 and in following years. These were the first artificial satellites.
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notes for Sputniks
The appearance of Sputnik stimulated a great deal of effort in the education of scientists and engineers in the United States. This period is now referred to as the post-Sputnik boom.
Words nearby Sputniks
spurtle, spur track, spur veins, spur wheel, sputnik, Sputniks, sputter, sputtering, sputum, Spuyten Duyvil Creek, spy
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How to use Sputniks in a sentence
I can almost remember the atomic bomb, and I sure as hell remember the sputniks.This Crowded Earth|Robert Bloch
This was the very thing that had led to such shocks as the launching of the early Sputniks.Combat|Dallas McCord Reynolds