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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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Examples from the web for moonshot
  • The effort to sequence the human genome has been referred to as biology's moonshot.
  • The discovery of extraterrestrial life will mark an epoch in a way that even the moonshot did not.
British Dictionary definitions for moonshot

moonshot

/ˈmuːnˌʃɒt/
noun
1.
the launching of a spacecraft, rocket, etc, to the moon
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