spaceport
spaceport space"port, n. [by analogy with airport.] a facility where vehicles are launched into space. [PJC]

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  • Spaceport — For the tourist attraction, see Spaceport (Seacombe). The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Gagarin s Start launch pad) A spaceport or cosmodrome (Russian: космодром) is a site for launching (or receiving) spacecraft, by analogy with seaport for ships or… …   Wikipedia

  • spaceport — noun Date: 1935 an installation for testing and launching spacecraft …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spaceport — /spays pawrt , pohrt /, n. a site at which spacecraft are tested, launched, sheltered, maintained, etc. [1950 55; SPACE + PORT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • spaceport — noun A site for launching spacecraft. Syn: cosmodrome …   Wiktionary

  • spaceport — n. launch pad and maintenance area for spaceships …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spaceport — noun a base from which spacecraft are launched …   English new terms dictionary

  • spaceport — space•port [[t]ˈspeɪsˌpɔrt, ˌpoʊrt[/t]] n. ars a site at which spacecraft are tested, launched, sheltered, maintained, etc • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • spaceport — /ˈspeɪspɔt/ (say spayspawt) noun a place where rockets are launched, especially rockets carrying crewed spacecraft. {space + port1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • spaceport — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : an installation for testing and launching rockets, missiles, and satellites …   Useful english dictionary

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