spacing n. 2
the act of executing a person by forcing them into space without a spacesuit; cf. space v. 2
‘Hey, does anybody know what the penalty for mutiny is?’ ‘Last I heard, it was death by spacing.’
Yesterday's Children 122
But what do you know about spacing? Have you ever been trapped in a vacuum with only seconds of air left?
Architects of Hyperspace 62
D. Gerrold 'Starhunt'
Research HistoryKatrina Campbell submitted a cite from a 1985 reprint of David Gerrold's "Starhunt"; Douglas Winston verified the cite in the 1972 first edition, which was published as "Yesterday's Children".
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