Definition of shuttlecraft in English:

shuttlecraft

noun

  • (in science fiction) a space shuttle, typically one used for traveling between a larger spaceship and a planet or between planets in a solar system.

    • ‘How are we going to pull off fighting the Space Pirates if Sailor Captain Tsukiou and her team return with the shuttlecraft in the middle of it all?’
    • ‘Worf and Picard are in one shuttlecraft, Data's in another, and they're having a dogfight.’
    • ‘He then carried her out of the room, and he headed towards the hanger where his shuttlecraft is at, followed by his soldiers and his servants, Concordio and Selazoy.’
    • ‘He hit the ground running, bum-rushing a pirate that took cover behind a twisted engine from an old-style shuttlecraft.’
    • ‘They all boarded their shuttlecraft, the Silver Star, and once everyone had strapped themselves into their seats, Veneti piloted the craft out of the shuttle bay.’
    • ‘The shuttlecraft is pretty small, about the size of a small jet.’
    • ‘Now, who was the third passenger in your shuttlecraft?’
    • ‘I do have a license for riding shuttlecrafts and such.’
    • ‘Among the Columbia's three assigned shuttlecraft was a fourth, the shuttle from the Independence.’
    • ‘When the girls saw the shuttle depart, they all walked to where they had hid their shuttlecraft.’
    • ‘Ketheral carefully eyed the shuttlecraft - there were no markings, no indications of ownerships.’
    • ‘Joel nodded numbly, taking a seat in the back of the shuttlecraft that would transport them to the main ship.’
    • ‘Longclaw guides his shuttlecraft up through the atmosphere of the planet, out into the vacuum of space.’
    • ‘She carried only three Turbo Las canons, just enough to inflict damage on a modern enemy ship, and just enough Laser canons to hold off a squadron or two of enemy fighters and shuttlecraft.’
    • ‘While the shuttlecraft crashes on an away mission staged for no reason other than to necessitate a rescue, the holodeck inadvertently takes over the ship.’
    • ‘Fedora and the second in command of the Aryans traveled in a shuttlecraft heading for space station, Geneva.’
    • ‘I do have a license for piloting shuttlecrafts and such.’
    • ‘He then slowed the shuttlecraft down, and made a beeline towards the Colony.’
    • ‘It dimly reminded him of the last time he was on a shuttlecraft; however, he had not seen this one before.’
    • ‘Those who were able had attempted to leave the base in any available aerospace vehicle but only the one shuttlecraft had escaped, the rest falling prey to enemy missiles.’

Pronunciation

shuttlecraft

/ˈSHədlˌkraft/