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[speys-kraft, -krahft] /ˈspeɪsˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/
noun, plural spacecraft.
a vehicle designed for travel or operation in space beyond the earth's atmosphere or in orbit around the earth.
Origin of spacecraft
1955-60; space + craft Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Speaking of a vast wasteland, you might want to start picking out and clearing off a place for our spacecraft to land.
  • The spacecraft had cost a hundred and twenty-five million dollars.
  • They inspected the landing site and removed the spacecraft's television camera, a piece of tubing and the remote sampling arm.
  • Some bacteria survived over a year on a spacecraft on the moon.
  • Equally exciting, if less glamorous, will be the maiden voyages of spacecraft at the blue-collar end of space travel.
  • Better to knock it off course or tow it away using the gravitational attraction of a spacecraft sent to divert it.
  • spacecraft makers employ it to fold telescope mirrors and arrays of solar cells into small spaces on board satellites.
  • They can also travel further from their spacecraft because, in an emergency, they can get back faster.
  • Physicists are used to predicting spacecraft trajectories with great accuracy.
  • spacecraft computer technology is generally behind commercial technology because the primary consideration is reliability.
British Dictionary definitions for spacecraft


a manned or unmanned vehicle designed to orbit the earth or travel to celestial objects for the purpose of research, exploration, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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