Definition of Pickering, William Hayward in English:

Pickering, William Hayward

proper noun

  • (1910–2004), US engineer, born in Australia; director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology 1954–76. During his directorate the JPL launched the US’s first satellite, Explorer I, in 1958.

Pronunciation:

Pickering, William Hayward

/ˈpɪk(ə)rɪŋ/