moonraker etymology

English word moonraker comes from English moon, English raker

Detailed word origin of moonraker

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
moon English (eng) (cartomancy) The thirty-second Lenormand card.. (literary) A month, particularly a lunar month.. Any natural satellite of a planet.. (with "the") Earth's only natural satellite.. A crescent-like outwork in a fortification.. The eighteenth trump/major arcana card of the Tarot. (intransitive, US, colloquial) (usually followed by over or after) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated [...]
raker English (eng) A gun positioned so as to rake an enemy ship with gunfire.. A machine for raking grain or hay.. A person who uses a rake.
moonraker English (eng) (nautical) A small, light sail located high on a mast (above the skysail) and used for speed.. Someone from Wiltshire. (After a story in which some Wiltshire peasants, seeing the reflection of the moon in a pool, tried to rake it out.).