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or•bit•er



Pronunciation: (ôr'bi-tur), [key]
n. U.S. Aerospace.
1. Also called space shuttle orbiter. the crew- and payload-carrying component of the space shuttle.
2. a space probe designed to orbit a planetary body or moon. Cf. lander.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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