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moonshot

[moon-shot] /ˈmunˌʃɒt/
noun
1.
the act or procedure of launching a rocket or spacecraft to the moon.
Also, moon shot.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60, Americanism; moon + shot1
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British Dictionary definitions for moon shot

moonshot

/ˈmuːnˌʃɒt/
noun
1.
the launching of a spacecraft, rocket, etc, to the moon
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Contemporary definitions for moon shot
noun

in baseball, a hit that goes very high in the air, esp. one going over the left field fence for a home run

Examples

Sammy Sosa hit a moon shot to win the game.

Word Origin

after Wally Moon, US baseball player who typically hit this

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