Definition of Sputnik

1. Noun. A Russian artificial satellite. "Sputnik was the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth"




Definition of Sputnik

1. Noun. Any of a series of Soviet unmanned space satellites, especially the first one in 1957. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sputnik

1. a Soviet artificial earth satellite [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sputnik

spurters
spurting
spurtle
spurtled
spurtles
spurtling
spurts
spurway
spurways
spurwinged
sput
sputa
sputation
sputative
sputcheon
sputnik (current term)
sputniks
sputs
sputter
sputtered
sputterer
sputterers
sputtering
sputtering yield
sputteringly
sputterings
sputters
sputtery
sputum
sputum aerogenosum

Literary usage of Sputnik

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Space Handbook: A War Fighter's Guide to Space by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"If nothing else, sputnik aided Eisenhower's attempts to legalize satellite ... The launching of sputnik pushed Vanguard to the forefront of US public ..."

2. The Network Revolution: Confessions of a Computer Scientist by Jacques Vallee (1982)
"They were trying to find out where sputnik was going, while their computer programmers were frantically attempting to figure out a more elegant solution to ..."

3. High Frontier: The U.S. Air Force and the Military Space Program by Curtis Peebles (1998)
"Politicians and pundits used the sputnik launch to challenge everything from United States education, defense and space policy, to the size of automobile ..."

4. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicle by Roger E. Bilstein (1999)
"The Russians had orbited sputnik I on 4 October 1957. Within four weeks the Soviet Union demonstrated that sputnik was no fluke by launching a second ..."

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