link·​up | \ ˈliŋ-ˌkəp How to pronounce linkup (audio) \

Definition of linkup

1 : establishment of contact : meeting the linkup of two spacecraft
2a : something that serves as a linking device or factor
b : a functional whole resulting from the linking up of separate elements an instructional TV linkup

Examples of linkup in a Sentence

The interview will be broadcast nationally through a satellite linkup. A direct telephone linkup has been established.
Recent Examples on the Web The annual tradition has delighted and inspired millions over the years, with social media looking forward to photos from their annual linkup every holiday season. Essence, 3 Dec. 2021 Each vehicle carried equipment that would facilitate another linkup someday if an international rescue mission were needed. New York Times, 27 Mar. 2021 But what’s a little jail time to get in the way of a linkup between two rap provocateurs? Justin Curto, Vulture, 5 Mar. 2021 The linkup occurred 262 miles (422 kilometers) above Idaho. The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Nov. 2020 The linkup occurred 262 miles (422 kilometers) above Idaho. NBC News, 17 Nov. 2020 The only snag appeared to involve Dragon’s communication lines: The astronauts could barely understand the calls coming from Houston’s Mission Control following the linkup. Marcia Dunn,, 31 May 2020 The linkup occurred 262 miles above the China-Mongolia border. Marcia Dunn,, 31 May 2020 Hurley, the Dragon’s commander, prepared to take manual control for a brief test, then shift the capsule into automatic for the linkup, 19 hours after liftoff. Marcia Dunn, Houston Chronicle, 31 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of linkup

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Linkup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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