centaur
Pronunciation
  • enPR: sĕn'tô(r), IPA: /ˈsɛntɔː(ɹ)/
  • (America, CA, also) IPA: /ˈsɛntɑɹ/
Noun

centaur (plural centaurs)

  1. (Greek mythology) A mythical beast having a horse's body with a man's head and torso in place of the head and neck of the horse.
    Synonyms: hippocentaur
  2. (astronomy, also, capitalised) An icy planetoid that orbits the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune.
  3. (chess) A chess-playing team comprising a human player and a computer who work together.
    • 2018, James Bridle, New Dark Age: Technology, Knowledge and the End of the Future, Verso Books (ISBN 9781786635471), page 159 ↗:
      This was not Kasparov's approach. Instead of rejecting the machines, he returned the year after his defeat to Deep Blue with a different kind of chess, which he called ‘Advanced Chess’. Other names for Advanced Chess include ‘cyborg’ and ‘centaur’ chess.
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Centaur
Noun

centaur (plural centaurs)

  1. (Greek mythology) One of a race of monsters having a head, torso, and arms of a man, and the body and legs of a horse. Often depicted as rowdy drunkards, with Chiron being a notable exception.
  2. A skillful horseman or horsewoman.
  3. (rocketry) A U.S. upper stage, with a restartable liquid-propellant engine, used with an Atlas or Titan booster to launch satellites and probes.
  4. (astronomy) An icy planetoid that orbits the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune
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