A reusable space vehicle for transporting astronauts or material back and forth; a space shuttle.(noun)
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Use "shuttlecraft" in a sentence
"And take as many men as could be found and do what should have been done hours ago—take charge of the ship, the so-called shuttlecraft, if, as he hoped, it still sat waiting for the escaped prisoners."
"Finally, the captain ordered the second-in-command, the Klingon, and the android to descend to the surface in one of their auxiliary ships, a so-called shuttlecraft."
"The shuttlecraft were the first true space-going vehicles Ryo had ever seen."