Full record for spacecraft n.

Definition any vehicle designed to travel in space
OED requirements antedating 1929
Earliest cite New York Times
Last modified 22 September, 2009

Citations for spacecraft n.

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1929 N.Y. Times 13 Oct. x. 4/1 If moon voyaging is ever to escape from the pages of pseudo-scientific thrillers, and until some one attains that other baseless dream of fictionists, the ‘nullification’ of gravity, space craft must depend for their motive power on rockets and nothing else.
1985 S. Sucharitkul Alien Swordmaster i. iii. 18 In the interior of another spacecraft, Visitors were collapsing, tearing off their human faces and showing the‥horrors beneath.
1987 M. Crichton Sphere 11 It's a spacecraft crash site.
1990 R. L. Forward Rocheworld 8 Prepare for an authorized inspection of a foreign spacecraft.
1991 O. S. Card Xenocide xviii. 383, I believe our history is older than the spacecraft that brought it here.
1992 Sci. Fiction Age Nov. 12/2 It doesn't deal with Ed's experiences on the alien space craft.
1992 V. Vinge Fire upon Deep iii. xxxviii. 337 He had managed spacecraft and weapons that could have reduced the feudal empire below to slag.
1992 Sci. Fiction Age Nov. 56/2 The voices in the stale air of the spacecraft seemed more desirable than the wind in the trees.
1993 Locus June 59/1 Liss is a starshipper, a resident of one of the spacecraft that wander the inhabited galaxy.
1993 SFRA Rev. Jan. 28 The Moon walk is aborted when the spacecraft's door cannot be opened.
1995 C. Carter Truth is out There: Official Guide to The X Files The Episodes: Season 1 120 Soon, however, communication with the spacecraft is lost and Generoo's car crashes as the strange face zooms in at her through the fog.