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From space +‎ -er.


  • IPA(key): /ˈspeɪsə(ɹ)/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪsə(ɹ)


spacer (plural spacers)

  1. (sometimes science fiction) A person who works or lives in space.
    • 1954, Isaac Asimov, The Caves of Steel:
      It was the futile throwing back in the face of the Spacers their most keenly felt insult: their insistence on considering the natives of Earth as disgustingly diseased.
    • 2008, BioWare, Mass Effect (Science Fiction), Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, OCLC 246633669, PC, scene: Citadel:
      Shepard: What are you running for?
      Charles Saracino: I'm seeking one of the five spacer seats in Parliament. They have certain baroque conditions for a citizen to be able to vote for them.
      Charles Saracino: You have to spend more than six months a year in space. But you can't have stayed in any one settled system for more than a month.
  2. An object inserted to hold a space open in a row of items, e.g. beads or printed type.
  3. A bushing.
  4. (slang) A forgetful person; one who spaces out.
  5. (medicine) A type of add-on device used by an asthmatic person to increase the effectiveness of a metered-dose inhaler.
  6. (historical) An instrument for reversing a telegraphic current, especially in a marine cable, to increase the speed of transmission.





Borrowed from German spazieren, Spazier(gang), from Italian spaziare, from Latin spatiāri.



spacer m inan (diminutive spacerek)

  1. stroll, walk
    Synonym: przechadzka


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Further reading[edit]

  • spacer in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • spacer in Polish dictionaries at PWN