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A US space shuttle that exploded 1.5 minutes after launch on January 28, 1986, killing its crew of seven.
- ‘The countdown clock is ticking as seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Challenger prepare for launch.’
- ‘The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives.’
- ‘His final major task was as a member of a committee set up to investigate the cause of the explosion on the space shuttle Challenger on Tuesday 28 January 1986.’
- ‘The space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds into take-off killing its crew of 7.’
- ‘When the Challenger space shuttled exploded in 1986, Reagan got high marks for his eloquent words and leadership.’
1A person who engages in a contest.‘new championship challengers’‘the leading team among the nine challengers’
- ‘The 101st Tour de France is shaping up as a potential classic with two elite contenders, plus a host of well-prepared challengers.’
- ‘Annual competitions attract hundreds of challengers vying to grow the best dahlia.’
- ‘Our Irish challengers this year are good if not brilliant horses on what they've shown so far.’
- ‘Each episode features teams of challengers competing in the opening round.’
- ‘By December 2007, twelve challengers had met the entry deadline and were preparing to race.’
- 1.1 A person who makes a rival claim to or threatens someone's hold on a position.‘a serious challenger for the title’‘a potential challenger for the party leadership’
- ‘He is seen by many as a challenger to Pipe's crown and is already favorite to be champion trainer next season.’
- ‘The party was forced to face three challengers for two seats, but managed to retain their seats and the majority on the Board.’
- ‘He was a believable challenger only on paper, but now there is absolutely nobody who looks valid even there.’
- ‘A world champion shouldn't be allowed to choose his challenger.’
- ‘In no short order, he becomes a viable challenger for the heavyweight title.’
- ‘His main challenger is a Conservative journalist/TV personality who has a popular following among people who don't like politics or politicians.’
- ‘These Democratic challengers in Republican areas were able to run as pro-family, pro-gun, and anti-tax candidates.’
- ‘We will have to console ourselves with having held his seat against a self-funded millionaire challenger.’
- ‘The chess-championship challenger storms in, screaming.’
- ‘Since the 1980s, incumbents and challengers alike are continuously campaigning.’
2A person who disputes the truth of or places themselves in opposition to something.‘heroic challengers of authority’‘the bold challenger of campus orthodoxy’
- ‘Some would-be challengers of the old order were encouraged by the belief that the United States would not step in.’
- ‘They are organizers of demonstrations, strikes, and armed revolutions, and are the champion challengers of oppressors and deviants.’
- ‘The chapter also indicates that defenders of the status quo tend to misperceive the challenger of the status quo more than vice versa.’
- ‘He was, and remains, a force—a certified challenger of conventional wisdom.’
- ‘Even challengers of the bill have mostly agreed it might be a good thing to regulate immoral dressing, but best to leave it to private organizations.’
- ‘The challengers say the law is unconstitutional because regulating immigration is a function of the federal government.’
- ‘She became the first woman recipient of the award and was thoughtfully praised by Switzer, herself a challenger of the sport's norms.’
- ‘Shareholder groups are increasingly important as challengers of irresponsible corporate governance.’
- ‘He was the champion of the downtrodden, the challenger of injustice, the idol in the making.’
- ‘He was in his day a provocative writer, a challenger of received wisdom.’
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