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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Space, Astronomy
cosmonautcos‧mo‧naut /ˈkɒzmənɔːt $ ˈkɑːzmənɒːt/ noun [countable]  TTSan astronaut from the former Soviet Union
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cosmonautCosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first man to orbit the Earth.Wichman also prepared a training manual for prospective passengers by interviewing astronauts and cosmonauts about the things that bugged them.Athletes, including Sebastian Coe, and cosmonauts are among well-known users of ginseng today.Packed three or four to a closet-sized room, students can come to envy the elbow room afforded sardines and cosmonauts.A letter signed by former cosmonauts and rocket scientists and 16,000 Muscovites has been handed to Putin.On other flights, Soviet cosmonauts could work only about four hours a day.
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