spaceman

noun
space·man | \ ˈspās-ˌman , -mən \

Definition of spaceman 

1 : one who travels outside the earth's atmosphere

2 : a visitor to earth from outer space

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As his prison sentence aboard the Galaxy One ends, a reckless spaceman (voiced by Olan Rogers) befriends an adorable green alien who turns out to be a coveted planet-destroying machine. New York Times, "What’s on TV Monday: ‘Good Girls’ and ‘Rat Film’," 26 Feb. 2018 Young was the only spaceman to span NASA's Gemini, Apollo and shuttle programs, and became the first person to rocket away from Earth six times. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "Legendary Apollo Astronaut John Young Has Died," 6 Jan. 2018 Twitter Facebook − + spaceman • 3 days ago BOOB and Butt job looks like. Bryan Rolli, Billboard, "Taylor Swift Proves She Wasn't Naked in Her '...Ready for It' Video," 27 Oct. 2017 Twitter Facebook − spaceman • 3 days ago BOOB and Butt job looks like. Bryan Rolli, Billboard, "Taylor Swift Proves She Wasn't Naked in Her '...Ready for It' Video," 27 Oct. 2017 Hank Willis Thomas' photograph shows a beautiful woman in a spaceman's helmet, looming over the lunar surface and surrounded by beauty products. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "‘Female\Feminist’ At Lyme Academy," 12 Sep. 2017 Only one other American — yearlong spaceman Scott Kelly — has spent longer in space on a single mission. Marcia Dunn, The Seattle Times, "Record-breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to Earth," 3 Sep. 2017 Only one other American — yearlong spaceman Scott Kelly — has spent longer in space on a single mission. Washington Post, "Record-breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to Earth," 3 Sep. 2017 The Buzz pair similarly draws direction from the oblivious spaceman's vibe, diving deep into purple, green, and white with some multicolored eyelets like Buzz's lights. Pete Forester, Esquire, "These Shoes Will Make Your Inner Child Very Happy," 5 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of spaceman

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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spaceman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of spaceman

: a person (especially a man) who travels in a spacecraft into outer space

in stories : a visitor to Earth from outer space

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