Definition of Tombaugh
1. Noun. United States astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto (1906-1997).
Generic synonyms: Astronomer, Stargazer, Uranologist
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Literary usage of Tombaugh
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1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1898)
"NJ Myer; secretary, CR Tombaugh: treasurer, Geo. W. Rice: executive committee, James Gordon, ... Paper, "The Real and the Ideal Public School," CRTombaugh. ..."
2. M. I. A.: Accounting for the Missing in Southeast Asia by Paul D. Mather (1995)
"... Colonel William Tombaugh, then chief of the US delegation, delivered a blistering attack on the PRG and their DRV ally. He accused them of treachery in ..."
3. The Statutes at Large of Pennsylvania from 1682 to 1801 by Pennsylvania, James Tyndale Mitchell, Henry Flanders, Jonathan Willis Martin, Hampton Lawrence Carson, Pennsylvania Commission for the compilation of the laws prior to 1800 (1899)
"... and Frederick Tombaugh are hereby nominated and appointed constables of said wards: That is to say, Abraham Myer for King's ward, John Cross for Queen's ..."