Full record for spaceboat n.

Definition = spaceship
OED requirements antedating 1932
Earliest cite Raymond Z. Gallun, Revolt of the Star Men
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1952 cite from Poul Anderson's "Captive of the Centaurianess".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1936 cite from Raymond Z. Gallun's "Saturn's Ringmaster".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1955 cite from Jack Vance's "Meet Miss Universe".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from Fritz Leiber's "The Enchanted Forest".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Milton Lesser's "Meet Miss Solar System".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1996 reprint of Raymond Z. Gallun's 1935 "Derelict"; Mike Christie verified it in the first publication.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1980 reprint of Murray Leinster's 1945 "The Ethical Equations"; Mike Christie verified it in the original .
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1960s reprint of Edmond Hamilton's "Crashing Suns: we would like to verify this in the original publication (Weird Tales, August and September 1928)
Fred Galvin submitted a 1932 cite from Raymond Z. Gallun's "The Revolt of the Star Men"
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Citations for spaceboat n.

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1935 Astounding Stories Oct. 25/1 The space boat turned, beginning the graceful curve that would bring it alongside the spheroid.
1935 Astounding Stories Oct. 25/1 The space boat turned, beginning the graceful curve that would bring it alongside the spheroid.
1936 R. Z. Gallun Saturn's Ringmaster in Thrilling Wonder Stories Dec. 81/1 Raff Orethon, strapped in the wrecked cabin of his spaceboat, was dimly aware of the words that clicked faintly in the etherphones of his oxygen helmet.
1945 ‘M. Leinster’ Ethical Equations in Astounding Sci.-Fiction June 119 Three minutes later the little spaceboat pulled out from the side of the cruiser. Designed for expeditionary work and tool-carrying rather than as an escapecraft, it was not inclosed. It would carry men in spacesuits, with their tools and weapons, and they could breathe from its tanks instead of from their suits, and use its power and so conserve their own.
1950 Astounding Sci. Fiction Oct. 111/1 The thorn forest's cushioning-effect may have been the straw that saved the spaceboat's back—or at least mine.
1952 P. Anderson Captive of Centaurianess in Planet Stories Mar. 24/1 At a mere fraction of the velocity of light—Ray thought of the consequences of hitting a planet when going faster than light, and wished he hadn't—the spaceboat moved around Alpha A.
1953 C. Oliver Ant & Eye in W. F. Nolan Edge of Forever (1971) 182 The spaceboat lifted on her copter blades for what seemed to be a long time.
1955 J. Vance Meet Miss Universe in Fantastic Universe Mar. 7/2 An extremely wealthy man, he was serving as General Director at a salary of a dollar a year. He was an ardent sportsman; he owned his own space-boat; he enjoyed cooking and serving little dinners of viands imported from distant worlds.
1956 M. Lesser Meet Miss Solar System in Fantastic Universe Apr. 54/1 ‘So you're Juniper,’ she boomed, storming into my trim office and nearly upending the chrome-steel desk in her eagerness to lean across it and shake her spaceboat fist in my face.