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spacer (plural spacers)
- (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.
- An object inserted to hold a space open in a row of items, e.g. beads or printed type.
- A bushing.
- (slang) A forgetful person; one who spaces out.
- (medicine) A type of add-on device used by an asthmatic person to increase the effectiveness of a metered-dose inhaler.
- (historical) An instrument for reversing a telegraphic current, especially in a marine cable, to increase the speed of transmission.
- CASREP, Casper, Pacers, Scaper, capers, crapes, e-scrap, escarp, pacers, parsec, recaps, scaper, scrape, secpar
spacer m inan (diminutive spacerek)
Declension of spacer