Definition of spaceman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspāsˌman/

noun (plural spacemen)

An astronaut.
Example sentences
  • The spacemen, two Russians and one American, have now arrived safely in orbit following their 7:06 am lift off, and will orbit the planet for two days before reaching the ISS.
  • This new sophistication has given parachutes a wide range of roles - in descents to fight forest fires, as brakes for aircraft and racing cars, in sport and sky-diving, and for landing spacemen in the sea after their journeys through space.
  • With the weightlessness, diving is the closest thing on Earth to being a spaceman.

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Syllabification: space·man

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