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Canadarm Syllabification: Can·a·darm
Pronunciation: /ˈkanəˌdärm/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of Canadarm in English:


The popular name for a robotic manipulation system designed for use in zero gravity. It has accompanied numerous space missions as a component on space shuttles.
Example sentences
  • For example, the Canadarm was twice used to recapture and then redeploy the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • This is a general contract for work on Canadarm and each work element has to be separately authorized.
  • In this case, our old and new Canadarms have been construction cranes building an enormous space station.


1970s: blend of Canada (where it was manufactured) and arm.

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