The four-hour night ended before Big Jeff Sanderson deposited his burden upon a swinging couch in the big front compartment of his spacer.
About them rose the gigantic ribs of the super-spacer that Angel Maclure had undertaken to build.
Why do you think Martians are barred from approaching spacers nearer than five hundred yards? You know they can copy anything once they nose around with their mind tendrils. Let one Martian into the control room of a spacer, and Trading Post’s monopoly is broken.
The sky was dark with their light spacers, landing, and the air was roiled mechanically with the landing craft that dropped from the spacecraft in never ending streams.
The illustrations continue to improve. Now if we could just eliminate that riveted spacer on the title page!
Only one spacer had landed here before McGarry’s, as far as the records showed, and it had never taken off again. He was looking for it now; he'd been looking for it systematically for the five years he'd been here. If he found it, it might—just barely might—contain, intact, some of the electronic tubes which had been smashed in the crash landing of his own spacer.
I would like to know if you can pilot that spacer and if it’s in operating condition.
[W]hen I saw the one-man spacers they were so perfect a symbol that I had a irresistible impulse to get in one. If anyone asks me why I travel about the galaxy, I say it is because I am an anthropologist and explorer.
How about crashlanding one of your spacers inside the castle up there and getting a fighting force behind their backs that way?
The earliest scans were on the spacer Chickmanga bound for a station in Jupiter orbit.
Guy Arnold, in Science Fiction
Earliest cite in OED2: 1962. Now updated to 1942 in OED3.
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