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

Definition of spaceship

: a vehicle used for space travel

Examples of spaceship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Cybertruck is made of the same stainless steel alloy SpaceX uses for its Starship spaceship, and can withstand attack from a 9-millimeter handgun. Wired, "Is Tesla's Cybertruck Pickup for Real? Let's Investigate," 22 Nov. 2019 The company, which currently has one operational craft, reported significant progress in construction of its next spaceship . San Diego Union-Tribune, "Virgin Galactic says it will fly Italian researchers," 2 Oct. 2019 Other residents and local space enthusiasts have taken to Twitter to post updates on work being done on the spaceship. Samantha Masunagastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "To reach Mars, SpaceX is trying to buy up a tiny Texas community," 1 Oct. 2019 Kortzfleisch sneaks back onto the Moon on a spaceship jury-rigged by Russian engineer Sasha (Vladimir Burlakov) and urges Obi Washington (Lara Rossi), the daughter of the first film’s protagonists, to journey to the center of the Earth. Samantha Nelson, The Verge, "In the sci-fi spoof Iron Sky: The Coming Race, Alien Hitler rides a T-Rex to war," 17 July 2019 Many subway station entrances that used to feature glassy, transparent facades are now clad in shiny opaque metal sheets, making for a futuristic spaceship-like aesthetic. Mary Hui, Quartz, "From sidewalks to shopfronts, Hong Kong’s protests have rearranged its urban landscape," 18 Dec. 2019 An alien race called the Thermians model their entire society on the principles of a fictional Galaxy Quest TV show, building real, functional versions of the spaceship and much of the technology from the series. Ars Technica, "Never Surrender is a heartfelt tribute to sci-fi action comedy Galaxy Quest," 30 Nov. 2019 That’s when the title extraterrestrial makes its abrupt appearance in the middle of a jovial dinner enjoyed by the crew of the spaceship Nostromo., "Most read on," 18 Oct. 2019 The $150 million Biosphere 2 was built in the late 1980s as a kind of spaceship on Earth, in which humans would attempt to survive inside a sealed ecosystem. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, "Unprecedented drought in an artificial ecosystem may reveal how rainforests will cope with climate change," 16 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of spaceship

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spaceship was in 1880

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16 Jan 2020

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“Spaceship.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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