orbiter

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noun or·bit·er \-bə-tər\

Definition of orbiter

  1. :  one that orbits: as a :  a spacecraft designed to orbit a celestial body without landing on its surface b :  space shuttle

1951

First Known Use of orbiter

1951


ORBITER Defined for English Language Learners

orbiter

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noun or·bit·er \-bə-tər\

Definition of orbiter for English Language Learners

  • : a vehicle or device that travels around a planet or moon in space


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