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Definition of "moonlet" [moonlet]

  • A small natural or artificial satellite. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "moonlet" in a sentence
  • "The Lancer analysis net had stopped calling the moonlet by that name, but he refused to."
  • "The tiny moonlet, only a hundred miles in diameter, was so close to Jupiter that it spent much of its time eclipsed in the planet's enormous cone of shadow."
  • "Though this could indicate many things, it began to seem more and more likely that the tiny moonlet was abandoned."