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 a prototype of the Starship, um, starship that SpaceX intends to one day use for ferrying people to Mars, and between Earthbound cities. David Meyer, Fortune, "Facebook has gone from tech darling to Darth Vader," 10 Dec. 2020 Back aboard their starship after Mando’s mission with other Mandalorians, Baby Yoda eats another tentacled creature that tries to attack him. Los Angeles Times, "Baby Yoda has eaten his way through ‘The Mandalorian.’ So we made him a food diary," 11 Dec. 2020 Why did Vader need their help when a starship, a ganking Dreadnought full of toy soldiers, couldn’t do the job Boba Fett could do? Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'Star Wars': Get under Boba Fett's helmet in exclusive 'From a Certain Point of View' excerpt," 30 Oct. 2020 Why would anyone want to deny themselves the pleasure of piloting this starship themselves? John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, "2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Supersedes the Panamera Turbo," 22 Sep. 2020 There is a monstrous fossil big enough to camp in, some battlefield plastic surgery, gigantic holes, a starship shaped like male overcompensation, and cute children. Darren Franich,, "Raised by Wolves is a shaggy science-fiction saga with a bloody bite: Review," 27 Aug. 2020 Across less than five minutes, director Rian Johnson crafts a compact tale of sacrifice in war, as Paige scrambles to drop a payload of bombs on a First Order starship after the rest of her fleet is decimated, even at the cost of her own life. Tyler Aquilina,, "Our 10 favorite minor Star Wars characters," 12 Dec. 2019 Her only job on the starship is to take orders and repeat them to the computer. Wired, "Why Good Teachers Are Like Pokémon," 20 Nov. 2019 In the third episode, a bunch of people finally get together on the bridge of a starship. Darren Franich,, "Can Star Trek: Picard recover from its bafflingly bad premiere?," 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of starship

1882, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jan 2021

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“Starship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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