landspeeder n.

in the fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise: a small vehicle that uses antigravity technology to hover close to the ground

Cf. earlier speeder n.


Star Wars


  • 1977 G. Lucas Star Wars (film script, 4th draft, 15 Mar.) 32 George Lucas

    The rock and sand of the desert floor are a blur as Threepio pilots the sleek landspeeder gracefully across the vast wasteland.

  • 1977 Fantasy Film Journal (Winter 1977โ€“78) 29/3 page image

    FFJ:โ€ฆHow was the land-speeder done, Lukeโ€™s craft? JD: Oh, that was just a mirror.

  • 1997 T. Zahn Star Wars: Specter of the Past 291 page image Timothy Zahn

    A motion to his right caught his eye: his brother Sabmin coming toward the house in that battered old landspeeder of his.

  • 2006 Wired Sept. 56/3

    You may be Luke Skywalker, but youโ€™ll have to build your own landspeeder if you want to run down stormtrooper scum on Tatooine.

  • 2015 G. Rucka Star Wars: Smugglerโ€™s Run viii. 110 Greg Rucka bibliography

    Solo pulled the landspeeder over, parking it around the corner from the address Delia had provided.

Research requirements

antedating 1977

Earliest cite

Star Wars script

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