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 An unsure-looking Laurence Fishburne gives a wave through a spaceship porthole alongside Casey Affleck in this exclusive first-look still from psychological thriller Slingshot. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2022 The director’s statement told us that this was Marcus Garvey’s Black Star Line steamship, now transformed into a spaceship that could take us anywhere or place. Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2022 In the movie Elysium, too many people leads the super-wealthy to move to a spaceship. Kira Bindrim, Quartz, 10 May 2022 Corea was a longtime Scientologist—he’d once recorded a jazz album based on an L. Ron Hubbard novel set on a time-travelling spaceship—and Moss’s father was his manager. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 29 Apr. 2022 Thomas would shoot to stardom playing the soulful Elliott, Gertie's older brother, who risks his life with his friends to get the lost alien to a spaceship to take him back to his home planet. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2022 And it’s not even a joystick—this is a set of three-axis pedals intended to provide yaw control for an aircraft or spaceship. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, 14 Apr. 2022 All the colorways look very special and could easily double as a spaceship model for a science fiction movie. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 Ergo, Apple’s giant spaceship-looking headquarters campus. Andy Meek, BGR, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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Dictionary Entries Near spaceship

space rule


space shuttle

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22 May 2022

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“Spaceship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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