Definition of Pickering, William Hayward in US 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//ˈpik(ə)riNG/