Full record for space piracy n.

Definition piracy carried out against space vessels
OED requirements antedating 1946
Earliest cite George O. Smith, 'The Impossible Pirate'
Comment Jeff Prucher submitted a 1990 cite from a letter by Lee Smith in Quantum. Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from Henry Hasse's "Eternal Zemmd Must Die!" Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from George O. Smith's "The Impossible Pirate".
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Citations for space piracy n.

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1946 G. O. Smith Impossible Pirates in Astounding Sci. Fiction Dec. 60/2 Black Morgan was a space pirate and the place to look for him was in space. That space piracy was impossible for divers reasons seemed to make little difference to Black Morgan. He did it.
1949 H. Hasse Eternal Zemmd Must Die! in Planet Stories Spring 7/2 The man had been sentenced for murder or space-piracy.