an outpost on a moon, esp. on Earth’s Moon
It was for this the hovering Wandl fleet was waiting—holding off from conflict until this Moon base was ready.
Go up to the radio room and call Earth. We’ve got to rush the Scientist to Moon Base immediately.
As soon as we take over the atomic laboratories, our first job will be to blow up the Martian’s Moon bases.
Typical corporal-made-good, Slavinsky had been Moscow’s favorite peasant. About as cultured as a bull, he was quite proud of his refinement. And he had been sent with troops, supplies and bombs to command Russia’s most trusted post, the Moonbase.
A cabal of high-ranking officers, acting from Moon Base, tried to seize power over the entire world. The plot would have been successful had not Lieutenant Dahlquist disabled every atom-bomb rocket at Moon Base by removing the fissionable material from each and wrecking the triggering mechanisms.
If there were no trouble from the Russki, he would return to his own ship and begin setting up the first cell of what would soon be the Anglo-American Moon Base. As soon as he signalled a safe landing, other rockets would come to add their cells, and presently there would be an atomic rocket pointed dead at the heart of every Russian population center.
An interesting point. But you see, I know where the Moon Base is. And you don’t. You might fly around for months and not find it. It’s well hidden. Ibid. If I find the Moon Base in time, perhaps I can get them to send a ship back to pick you up. If I find the base in time. If not, then you haven’t a chance. I can imagine there are supplies on the ship. They will last me long enough.
On Friday Traquair had directed that all communications to and from the U.N. moonbase be cleared by himself personally.
So all we have is the L-5 colony and the moonbases.
A large, breathtaking novel of 4 societies cut off from the home world, 3 in orbit, one in a moonbase.
They treat the Euromodule as sort of a hotel room, where their guys sleep between fixing robots, or on their way to and from their tiny moonbase while they assemble their ships here.
The Immortex staffer had been wise to warn us: the moonbase here was utilitarian at best—it felt like the inside of a submarine.
Ray Cummings, in Astounding
Earliest cite in OED2 (under "moon"): 1961.
OED3 updated in December 2002 with new earliest date of 1953.
Updated in September 2003 with a new earliest date of 1951
Updated in March 2004 with a new earliest date of 1948.
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