Entry from US English dictionary
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.
- 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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