space·​ship ˈspās-ˌship How to pronounce spaceship (audio)
: a vehicle used for space travel

Examples of spaceship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The spaceship soared over the Gulf Coast, with all 33 engines in the rocket booster pulsing. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 18 Nov. 2023 Advertisement The Hawthorne company has added a new, hot-stage separation system into the rocket, in which the rocket booster keeps a few engines burning while the spaceship ignites all of its engines to get more boost. Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2023 SpaceX has plenty of experience with this technology in docking its Dragon spaceships to the International Space Station. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 17 Nov. 2023 Surely technology is available in a country that has sent a spaceship to the Moon and is becoming a global hub for high-tech manufacturing. Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The person would describe being taken into an alien spaceship, then dimly waking up, in a groggy half-consciousness, as they were being tinkered with in some ominous alien lab experiment. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 31 Oct. 2023 Stone floors and one of those wood stoves that looks like a spaceship. Curbed Staff, Curbed, 17 Nov. 2023 The stated purpose of Beacon 23 is to keep spaceships safe by steering them away from dark matter. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Nov. 2023 It’s designed to feel like a spaceship, but instead of traveling to the cosmos, visitors are transported back in time. Anna Tingley, Variety, 18 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spaceship was in 1880

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“Spaceship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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