Sputnik

noun Sput·nik \ ˈspu̇t-nik , ˈspət- , ˈspüt- \

Definition of Sputnik

: any of a series of earth-orbiting satellites launched by the Soviet Union beginning in 1957

Origin and Etymology of sputnik

Russian, literally, traveling companion, from s, so with + put' path


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