from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A vehicle or compartment of a vehicle designed to transport, protect, and support humans or animals in outer space or at very high altitudes in Earth's atmosphere.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A vehicle (or a compartment of a vehicle) designed to transport, and provide life support for people in space, and during reentry through the Earth's atmosphere

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space


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