star·​ship | \ ˈstär-ˌship How to pronounce starship (audio) \

Definition of starship

: a spacecraft designed for interstellar travel

Examples of starship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was an excellent Vader sequence, as before this, Vader catches a starship, pulls it down, and wrenches it open, showing the sheer force of his power at this point. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 15 June 2022 In this deep-space adventure, 13-year-old Petra wakes on a starship after centuries in stasis to find her family gone and ruthless egalitarians in command. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 In the continuing story of Starcruiser stays, the First Order has become suspicious of activity on the starship. Dewayne Bevil,, 17 Nov. 2021 The space had the distinct air of the bridge of the starship Enterprise, except with only a couple of staffers and Javie aboard. New York Times, 20 May 2022 What does every starship trying to establish a beachhead on an alien planet need? Tom Shippey, WSJ, 13 May 2022 The 10-episode series is a spinoff of Star Trek: Discovery‘s second season and explores the starship’s pre-Kirk era. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 May 2022 Compared to my college roommate’s Grand Wagoneer, the new one is a galaxy-hopping starship. Dan Neil, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2022 On Halcyon, considered a luxury liner starship, there also is fine dining, a lounge, lightsaber training and other shipboard activities. Dewayne Bevil,, 1 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of starship

1882, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2022

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“Starship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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