to navigate in space
My Chief Engineer assures me that the Main Converter could be started, but we have no one fitted to astrogate.
I was right. Simple instructions and controls. Anybody could operate who could astrogate. And there’s plenty of fuel.
And you laddies expect to learn to astrogate! Better by far you should have gone to cow colleges.
You want to raise the ship, so you want me to astrogate.
You said you'd astrogated a Norse space-liner six hundred light-years tail first to port after her over-drive unit switched poles.
When Kzinti acquired hyperdrive, they learned that most cannot astrogate through hyperspace.
You could astrogate, Peter had said. And he would, of course.
R.A. Heinlein, 'Common Sense'
Earliest cite in the OED: 1942.
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