space·​ship | \ ˈspās-ˌship How to pronounce spaceship (audio) \

Definition of spaceship

: a vehicle used for space travel

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Like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now,’ this was a collection that stretched your gulliver wide open but was worth the stretching: horrorshow fashion show. Vogue, "The Top 12 Collections of the Fall 2019 Menswear Season," 23 Jan. 2019 In the first episode of Syfy’s new series Nightflyers, Karl D’Branin (Eoin Macken), head of a scientific expedition meant to intercept an alien spaceship and establish first contact, talks with xenobiologist Rowan (Angus Sampson) about the mission. Samantha Nelson, The Verge, "George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers asks whether humanity deserves to be saved," 29 Nov. 2018 Perhaps, as the years go by, McLaren will learn to behave like a normal car company instead of like an F1 team holed up in an underground spaceship. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Palace of Perfectionism Where McLaren Supercars Are Born," 12 Feb. 2016 Space technically does not begin until the Karman line at 330,000 feet, so this is definitely no spaceship, no matter what the designation says. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "A U-2 Spy Plane is Flying Over Northern California Pretending to Be the Starship Enterprise," 30 Jan. 2019 Then, board a spaceship (of sorts) to view an ever-changing collection of Japanese and European exhibits at the oh-so-futuristic National Art Center, Tokyo. The Seattle Times, "From ancient to post-modern: Get art smart in Tokyo," 22 Oct. 2018 There's also a small fin, called a canard, near the front of the spaceship, which helps in-flight stability. Condé Nast Traveler, "SpaceX Announcement: Yusaku Maezawa Is First Tourist to Fly to the Moon," 17 Sep. 2018 Several spaceships, including an X-Wing Starfighter and a TIE Fighter, are parked between buildings in the model. Hugo Martin,, "Pass holders will see more blackout dates for Disneyland after Star Wars attraction opens," 4 June 2018 And that's just for the spaceship, which will likely accommodate 100 or more passengers at a time. Mike Wall,, "Elon Musk Shows Off 'Tool' for Mars-Colonizing Spaceship (Photo)," 9 Apr. 2018

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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