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spacewalk

[speys-wawk] /ˈspeɪsˌwɔk/
noun
1.
a task or mission performed by an astronaut outside a spacecraft in space.
verb (used without object)
2.
to execute such a task or mission.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65, Americanism; space + walk
Related forms
spacewalker, noun
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Examples from the web for spacewalk
  • If you want to take a deeper spacewalk, check out the cool behind-the-scenes video as well.
  • Venturing out requires not only warm clothing but also almost spacewalk procedures.
  • Third spacewalk continued as planned for about seven hours.
  • Astronauts added the lab to the station during an eight-hour spacewalk this week.
  • That's a problem given that the spacewalk schedule is packed.
  • The first spacewalk was also a big achievement, but was done at huge risk.
British Dictionary definitions for spacewalk

spacewalk

/ˈspeɪsˌwɔːk/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of floating and manoeuvring in space, outside but attached by a lifeline to a spacecraft Technical name extravehicular activity
verb
2.
(intransitive) to float and manoeuvre in space while outside but attached to a spacecraft
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