centaur: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sen'tôr), [key]
— n.
  1. one of a race of monsters having the head, trunk, and arms of a man, and the body and legs of a horse.
  2. (cap.)the constellation Centaurus.
  3. a skillful horseman or horsewoman.
  4. (cap.)a U.S. upper stage, with a restartable liquid-propellant engine, used with an Atlas or Titan booster to launch satellites and probes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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