Definition of Moon shot

1. Noun. The launching of a spacecraft to the moon.

Generic synonyms: Rocket Firing, Rocket Launching

Definition of Moon shot

1. Noun. The launching of a spacecraft to orbit or land on the Moon ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moon Shot

moon facies
moon illusion
moon landing
moon language
moon languages
moon letter
moon letters
moon on
moon on a stick
moon rat
moon rats
moon ray
moon roof
moon roofs
moon shell
moon shot (current term)
moon trefoil

Literary usage of Moon shot

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1. A Miscellany of American Poetry (1920)
"There was a child wanted the moon shot off the sky, asking a long gun to get the moon, to conquer the insults of the moon, to conquer something, anything, ..."

2. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1869)
"... but a holy pity for his helpless tribe nerved him to success. Presently the light of the moon shot across the flaming track of the setting sun. ..."

3. Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions by William D. Compton (1996)
""A Matter of Priority: An examination of the budget and benefits of the moon shot in relation to other problems," report prepared by the staff of the Senate ..."

4. The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society by Manchester Geographical Society (1898)
"... about one-tenth of the breadth of the moon, shot like a lightning through the field. I had to remove my eye from the instrument. The totality was over, ..."

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