spaceport

noun

space·​port ˈspās-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce spaceport (audio)
: an installation for testing and launching spacecraft

Examples of spaceport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Putin seemed to confirm as much when he was asked during a meeting with Kim at a spaceport in Russia in September 2023 whether Moscow would help North Korea build and launch satellites. Sue Mi Terry, Foreign Affairs, 30 Jan. 2024 Some businesses on the island are already seeing benefits from the spaceport. Kate Duffy, Fortune Europe, 24 May 2024 This money will go into a fund to pay for maintenance and upgrades to infrastructure used by all launch companies at the spaceports. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 19 Jan. 2024 Visitors can check out the exhibits and shows at the space center, or take a bus tour of the spaceport. Carrie Honaker, Travel + Leisure, 28 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for spaceport 

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spaceport was in 1930

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“Spaceport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spaceport. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

spaceport

noun
space·​port ˈspā-ˌspō(ə)rt How to pronounce spaceport (audio)
-ˌspȯ(ə)rt
: a place for testing and launching spacecraft

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