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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Man-made equipment that moves in a path around the earth or the moon.

Usage examples (36)
  • I stated that the development and production cost of Shuttle C would approach that of Ares V since the orbiter is an expendable vehicle.
  • The orbiter is very dependent on the crew for rendezvous and docking.
  • We just saw how useful an orbiter is as a working platform during the hubbles upgrade.
  • The orbiter is now looking for a nice tumbler and some Chivas. posted by Eric 7: 47 AM | for more
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  • The Space Station is an "orbiter" (something that revolves around) of the earth, so it certainly cannot act as an "arbiter" (judge) if there is a disagreement within NASA.
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