land·​er ˈlan-dər How to pronounce lander (audio)
: one that lands
especially : a space vehicle that is designed to land on a celestial body (such as the moon or a planet)

Examples of lander in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web China’s Chang’e 6 lunar probe mission is bound for the far side of the Moon, and there seems to be a small rover affixed to the side of the lander, as seen in new images released by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). Umar Shakir, The Verge, 8 May 2024 Blue Origin is working with NASA in this latest round of commercial crew contracts and developing a lunar lander for the Artemis program. Discover Magazine, 3 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for lander 

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lander was in 1859

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“Lander.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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