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addaword.gifdefinition of taikonaut

noun
a Chinese astronaut. The word comes from the English spelling for the Chinese characters for 'astronaut'.
National sports hero Liu Xiang and taikonaut Zhai Zhigang, as well as other Chinese celebrities, rode through the crowds on brightly decorated floats.
Submitted by: Valerie Bevan from United Kingdom on 02/10/2009 12:23:00
Definition of taikonaut from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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