Definition of shuttlecraft in English:

shuttlecraft

Syllabification: shut·tle·craft
Pronunciation: /ˈSHətlˌkraft
 
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noun

  • (In science fiction) a space shuttle, typically one used for traveling between a larger spaceship and a planet or between planets in a solar system.
    More example sentences
    • Fedora and the second in command of the Aryans traveled in a shuttlecraft heading for space station, Geneva.
    • Longclaw guides his shuttlecraft up through the atmosphere of the planet, out into the vacuum of space.
    • Worf and Picard are in one shuttlecraft, Data's in another, and they're having a dogfight.

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