follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

Shoemaker-Levy 9

/ˈʃuːˌmeɪkə liːvaɪ/
noun
1.
a comet that was captured into an orbit around Jupiter and later broke up, the fragments colliding with Jupiter in July 1995
Word Origin
C20: after Carolyn Shoemaker (born 1929), Eugene Shoemaker (1928–97), and David Levy (born 1948), US astronomers, who discovered the orbiting fragments
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Word Value for shoemaker

18
18
Scrabble Words With Friends