Definitions

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  • n. A commercial spacecraft that carries passengers.

Etymologies

space and airliner. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The invitation eventually turned up on her doorstep, but Weaver admits she chose to decline the offer because the sci-fi icon, who famously battled extraterrestrials in space as Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in the horror franchise, didn't want to scare other passengers on the Virgin Galactic 'spaceliner'.

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  • Anyway he was back Matt, not Gordon for yesterday's Doctor Who special, a beautifully inventive reworking of A Christmas Carol featuring Michael Gambon as Kazran Sardick, the heartless kingpin of a Dickensian otherworld refusing to help a doomed huge spaceliner full of passengers stranded in one of his clouds.

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  • Loo and her older sister P'heng are on their way to a big science academy when their intergalactic spaceliner malfunctions.

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  • Being married, and serving on the same spaceliner together, entitled us to that extra 103 square feet of living space.

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  • Having axed the X-33, a single-stage-to-orbit spaceliner that was supposed to replace the shuttle, in 2001, NASA is encouraging entrepreneurs to take up the slack.

    Up, Up And Ka-Ching!

  • Starck is a founder astronaut for one of the first hundred commercial seats onboard Virgin Galactic’s suborbital spaceliner.

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  • Or, with the aid of the music in this album, we can drift into the future's lovemist with Les Baxter and make a spaceliner escapade by earthlight, tongue safely fastened in cheek.

    Week 64: Space Escapade

  • The Vulcan -- that was the big spaceliner that was sailing tonight for Jupiter, with stops at Mars and Earth.

    Hell Wings Over Manhattan

  • She'd heard a kosh brag once about how he'd killed someone with a spaceliner ticket.

    Angelmass

  • Bigger even than the vast spaceliner Xirrus, its bulk filling the entire telescope display, utterly dwarfing the partially shattered half of the station lying beside it.

    Angelmass

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