Markab

noun

Mar·​kab ˈmär-ˌkab How to pronounce Markab (audio)
astronomy
: a blue-white star of the second magnitude that is the third brightest star in the constellation Pegasus
Full moon occurs in the early morning, and at night the moon moves below Pegasus. Early in the morning, it is below the western (right-hand) edge of the Square of Pegasus, with the stars Markab and Scheat above it and Fomalhaut … below it.Thomas D. Nicholson, Christian Science Monitor, 26 Aug. 1982
This is part of a constellation the body of the winged horse Pegasus, who has the dubious distinction of being upside down with his neck and head stretching west from Markab, the southwestern star of the four.Rodney Ash, Seattle Times, 7 Oct. 2010

called also Alpha Pegasi

Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Markab was in 1805

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“Markab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Markab. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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