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orbiter

noun or·bit·er \-bə-tər\

: a vehicle or device that travels around a planet or moon in space

Full Definition of ORBITER

:  one that orbits: as
a :  a spacecraft designed to orbit a celestial body without landing on its surface
b :  space shuttle

First Known Use of ORBITER

1951

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