spacecraft
noun Date: 1930 a vehicle or device designed for travel or operation outside the earth's atmosphere

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  • spacecraft — space craft, n. a vehicle capable of travelling in or into outer space; at present, all such vehicles are powered by rocket engine. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spacecraft — [n] spaceship flying saucer, rocket, rocket ship, satellite, shuttle, space capsule, space probe, space shuttle, UFO, unidentified flying object; concept 504 …   New thesaurus

  • spacecraft — ► NOUN (pl. same or spacecrafts) ▪ a vehicle used for travelling in space …   English terms dictionary

  • Spacecraft — Spaceship redirects here. For other uses, see Spaceship (disambiguation). More than 100 Russian Soyuz manned spacecraft (TMA version shown) have flown since 1967, originally for a Soviet manned lunar program, but currently supporting the… …   Wikipedia

  • spacecraft — /spays kraft , krahft /, n. a vehicle designed for travel or operation in space beyond the earth s atmosphere or in orbit around the earth. [1955 60; SPACE + CRAFT] * * * Vehicle designed to operate, with or without a crew, in a controlled flight …   Universalium

  • spacecraft — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ manned, unmanned ▪ An unmanned Chinese spacecraft has returned safely to Earth. ▪ orbiting VERB + SPACECRAFT ▪ launch …   Collocations dictionary

  • spacecraft — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. spaceship, rocket, transport (see astronautics). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. rocket, spaceship, shuttle, space shuttle, space station, satellite, flying saucer, capsule, unidentified flying object (UFO),… …   English dictionary for students

  • spacecraft — UK [ˈspeɪsˌkrɑːft] / US [ˈspeɪsˌkræft] noun [countable] Word forms spacecraft : singular spacecraft plural spacecraft a vehicle that can travel in space …   English dictionary

  • spacecraft — n. a manned spacecraft (see the Usage Note for ship) * * * [ speɪskrɑːft] a manned spacecraft (see the Usage Note for ship) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • spacecraft — [[t]spe͟ɪskrɑːft, kræft[/t]] N COUNT (spacecraft is both the singular and the plural form.) A spacecraft is a rocket or other vehicle that can travel in space …   English dictionary

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