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 My biggest career goal is to design a movie set for a film based on a fashionista living on a spaceship. House Beautiful, "New Orleans Designer Whitney Jones Finds Inspiration in the Colors of Nature," 19 Feb. 2021 Befittingly, the home — conceived in the 1970s and built on a seaside cliff — is futuristic, a circular spaceship, and was inspired by the human body, including intestines and breasts. Washington Post, "Pierre Cardin, designer who transformed fashion in the 1960s, dies at 98," 29 Dec. 2020 The Hope spaceship, which is the Arab world’s first interplanetary spacecraft, will attempt to orbit Mars and will then spend the next two years studying the planet. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Mars exploration to ramp up with arrival of various space probes," 8 Feb. 2021 Among Us is a multiplayer game where between four and 10 players are dropped onto an alien spaceship. Taylor Lorenz, New York Times, "With Nowhere to Go, Teens Flock to Among Us," 14 Oct. 2020 There’s a new spaceship smell to this season — new monsters, and more vibrant and adorable goo goo gaga-ness from the child. Washington Post, "‘The Mandalorian’s’ second season has begun — and secrecy is still what helps make it tick," 30 Oct. 2020 In Spaceballs, a spaceship could go so fast that the streaks of lights became plaid. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Elon Musk promises $25,000 Tesla and says Model S 'Plaid' is coming soon," 22 Sep. 2020 Like Virgin Galactic’s spaceship, the rocket is tethered to a mother ship, in this case a 747, that takes it to an altitude of some 40,000 feet. Washington Post, "2021 could be a huge year for space. Here’s what’s to come from NASA, Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos.," 30 Dec. 2020 The setup is simple: Four to 10 players gather in a spaceship. Brittany Vincent, Wired, "The Biggest Video Game Surprise Hits of 2020," 24 Dec. 2020

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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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27 Feb 2021

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“Spaceship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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