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See also: Scoutcraft



Etymology 1Edit

From scout +‎ -craft.

Alternative formsEdit


scoutcraft (countable and uncountable, plural scoutcrafts)

  1. (Scouting) A set of outdoor skills learned in scouting that include camping, hiking and pioneering

Etymology 2Edit

From scout +‎ -craft.


scoutcraft (plural scoutcrafts or scoutcraft)

  1. (rare, science fiction, ufology) A spacecraft used for scouting.
    • Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald, By Honor Betray'd[1]:
      Enemy scoutcraft, extreme range.
    • 1999, Jerome Clark, Unexplained!: Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences & Puzzling Physical Phenomena, Visible Ink Press, page 7:
      In August 1954 a Venusian scoutcraft allegedly flew Adamski around the moon, showing him extraterrestrial cities and hangars as well as forests, lakes, and rivers.
    • 2001, Douglas Kendall, Battle of Infinity City, page 298:
      He flies around the Galaxy all alone in just a little tiny scoutcraft?
    • 2006, Margaret Wander Bonanno, Strangers From The Sky, Pocket Books, page 32:
      In the ensuing years it had never come to that, yet every scoutcraft was equipped with a self-destruct mechanism, and every commander was prepared at all times to activate it.
    • 2013, Chris J. Berry, The Celestial Window, page 137:
      The nearer they closed in; tiny scoutcrafts could be seen continuingly migrating to and from them.