space·​man | \ ˈspās-ˌman How to pronounce spaceman (audio) , -mən \

Definition of spaceman

1 : one who travels outside the earth's atmosphere
2 : a visitor to earth from outer space

Examples of spaceman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its unearthly qualities are represented in part by the spaceman of Miranda’s comic. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 13 Jan. 2022 Very, very high above, a spaceman is marooned on his shuttle, waiting for some word from Earth. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 17 Dec. 2021 The rounded silver tube has a circular, see-through hatch at the top, revealing the lipstick bullet sitting pretty like a spaceman in his flight suit. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, 8 Nov. 2021 Directed by Angus MacLane, the film features Marvel stalwart Chris Evans as the voice of the eponymous spaceman. Nick Reilly, Rolling Stone, 27 Oct. 2021 Unfortunately, the spaceman suffered a fall in an earthbound bathroom that left him with a chronic dizziness, which forced him to abandon the race. Alice George, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Dec. 2020 So this is what podcasting would look like if a far-future spaceman explored the lost corners of an infinite computer. Darren Franich,, 7 May 2020 Clunky dialogue simultaneously explains too much while not explaining enough, and the initial standoff between the spacemen and the cryptic machine-defenders goes on too long for the allegory Blood Machines clearly is. Peter Opaskar, Ars Technica, 20 May 2020 If the Air Force has airmen and the Navy has seamen, will Space Force personnel be spacemen? Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 18 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of spaceman

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Spaceman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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