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

Definition of spaceship

: a vehicle used for space travel

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Every single in-game model, from huge wooden shacks to flying spaceships, and from slack-jawed yokels to individual blades of grass, has been handsomely redrawn by this remaster's development team. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "After 8Chan-gate, THQN unveils stirring anti-Nazi game set in 1930s Germany," 11 June 2019 Two discs within the cupholders are made from the front landing skid of the spaceship that completed the first successful space flight in December 2018. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The Range Rover Astronaut Edition Is Only for Virgin Galactic's Commercial Astronauts," 9 May 2019 The seats move in tandem with the spaceships on screen; you get blasted in the face with air whenever a stormtrooper is shot; the theater fills with actual smoke when the Millennium Falcon is in need of repair, and so on. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Ari Aster’s breakout horror hit Hereditary is pants-wettingly scary," 8 June 2018 The Big Falcon rocket is a reusable spaceship and booster that are expected to be over 340 feet tall when stacked together. Emily Price, Fortune, "SpaceX Will Build Its Big Falcon Rocket in Los Angeles," 16 Apr. 2018 Based on a novella by George R.R. Martin (of Game of Thrones fame), Nightflyers is set on a spaceship, as its crew sets off on a mission to search for extraterrestrial life. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "You’ll be able to binge all of Syfy’s Nightflyers starting on December 2nd," 5 Oct. 2018 It’s designed to look like one of the consoles mounted to the film’s spaceship the Odyssey. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Master Replicas Group’s HAL-9000 Bluetooth speaker is now on Indiegogo," 1 Aug. 2018 Like a spaceship trying to reach the speed of light, a posterior likelihood can only ever approach 100 percent (or 0 percent). Liv Boeree, Vox, "How an 18th-century priest gave us the tools to make better decisions," 30 Nov. 2018 In the capital of Russia’s rocket industry, in a stadium designed to look like a spaceship, Uruguay brought the host back down to earth with swift, brutal efficiency. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Finally, a Loss for Russia. But Only on the Field.," 25 June 2018

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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