capcom

noun
cap·​com | \ ˈkap-ˌkäm How to pronounce capcom (audio) \
variants: or Capcom or less commonly CapCom or CAPCOM
plural capcoms or Capcoms also CapComs or CAPCOMs

Definition of capcom

: a member of the ground support staff for a crewed space mission who is responsible for communicating via radio with the crew during the mission All the astronauts chosen as capcoms automatically become members of a flight's support team, attending training sessions and computer-simulated practice flights along with the actual crew.— Susan Okie

Examples of capcom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The capcom woke Buzz Aldrin one rev early to do a rendezvous radar check. Jennifer Bogo, Popular Mechanics, "The Oral History of Apollo 11," 18 July 2019 The capcom woke Buzz Aldrin one rev early to do a rendezvous radar check. Jennifer Bogo, Popular Mechanics, "The Oral History of Apollo 11," 18 July 2019 The capcom woke Buzz Aldrin one rev early to do a rendezvous radar check. Jennifer Bogo, Popular Mechanics, "The Oral History of Apollo 11," 18 July 2019 The capcom woke Buzz Aldrin one rev early to do a rendezvous radar check. Jennifer Bogo, Popular Mechanics, "The Oral History of Apollo 11," 18 July 2019 The capcom woke Buzz Aldrin one rev early to do a rendezvous radar check. Jennifer Bogo, Popular Mechanics, "The Oral History of Apollo 11," 18 July 2019 The capcom woke Buzz Aldrin one rev early to do a rendezvous radar check. Jennifer Bogo, Popular Mechanics, "The Oral History of Apollo 11," 18 July 2019 The capcom woke Buzz Aldrin one rev early to do a rendezvous radar check. Jennifer Bogo, Popular Mechanics, "The Oral History of Apollo 11," 18 July 2019 The capcom woke Buzz Aldrin one rev early to do a rendezvous radar check. Jennifer Bogo, Popular Mechanics, "The Oral History of Apollo 11," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of capcom

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for capcom

capsule communicator

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The first known use of capcom was in 1961

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Last Updated

20 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Capcom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capcom. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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