splashdown
noun Date: 1959 the landing of a manned spacecraft in the ocean • splash down intransitive verb

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  • Splashdown — may refer to:* Splashdown (spacecraft landing), the landing of spacecraft or satellites in a body of water * Splashdown (seaQuest DSV episode), the second season finale of seaQuest DSV * Splashdown (band), a rock / trip hop band from… …   Wikipedia

  • splashdown — /spleʃˈdaun, splaʃˈdaun, ingl. ˈsplæʃˌdaun/ [vc. ingl., comp. di to splash «ammarare» e down «giù»] s. m. inv. (di veicolo spaziale, di missile) ammaraggio …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • splashdown — ☆ splashdown [splash′doun΄ ] n. a spacecraft s soft landing on the sea, permitting the recovery of rockets, instruments, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Splashdown — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Splashdown peut faire référence à : l amerrissage en astronautique, soit la prise de contact d un engin aérospatial avec la surface de l eau… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • splashdown — [[t]splæ̱ʃdaʊn[/t]] splashdowns N COUNT A splashdown is the landing of a spacecraft in the sea after a flight …   English dictionary

  • splashdown — /ˈsplæʃdaʊn/ (say splashdown) noun the landing of a space vehicle on a body of water. {splash + down1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • splashdown — /splash down /, n. 1. the landing of a space vehicle in a body of water, esp. the ocean. 2. the exact place where such a landing is made. 3. the time of such a landing. [1959; n. use of v. phrase splash down] * * * …   Universalium

  • splashdown — noun The landing of a space capsule on water (which causes a splash as it comes down) …   Wiktionary

  • splashdown — splash·down s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS astronaut. ammaraggio di capsule o navicelle di ritorno da un volo spaziale {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1974. ETIMO: comp. di (to) splash schizzare e down giù …   Dizionario italiano

  • splashdown — {{hw}}{{splashdown}}{{/hw}}s. m. inv. Ammaraggio di un veicolo spaziale o di un missile …   Enciclopedia di italiano

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