space·​ship | \ˈspās-ˌship \

Definition of spaceship 

: a vehicle used for space travel

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The spaceship and upper stage are Starship; the rocket booster used to leave Earth will be known as the Super Heavy. Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, "Why so many people think Elon Musk is a hero — or a villain," 30 Nov. 2018 Per Musk's brief Twitter rundown, Starship will be comprised of two parts: The spaceship and upper stage will be known as Starship, and the rocket booster stage called Super Heavy. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Elon Musk Unexpectedly Renamed the Big Falcon Rocket 'Starship'," 20 Nov. 2018 Our bionic descendants might be smart enough to invent warp-drive spaceships and time machines, Mr. Rees suggests. John Horgan, WSJ, "‘Brief Answers to the Big Questions’ and ‘On the Future’ Review: Serious Doubt on Serious Earth," 18 Oct. 2018 The purported spaceship is big compared to our own rockets — about the size of the Notre Dame football stadium. NBC News, "Here's the scientific explanation for that 'alien spaceship' on Mars," 23 June 2018 Here are some things to consider: How fast does the spaceship end up going? Rhett Allain, WIRED, "How Fast Do Spacecraft Travel in The Expanse?," 31 May 2018 While Chanel and designer Karl Lagerfeld are no strangers to lavish sets (remember the spaceship? Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Chanel’s Resort Show Was on a Giant Cruise Ship," 4 May 2018 And if there’s a concert at the Victorian spaceship known as the Royal Albert Hall, go — just go. Brian Melton, star-telegram, "As London gears up for royal wedding, a look at three villages that helped define it | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Apr. 2018 Using the Note 9 is like driving a spaceship down the interstate—if the international space station is on your agenda, great! David Pierce, WSJ, "Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 Is Crazy Powerful. Can You Handle It?," 19 Aug. 2018

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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