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noun 
  1. (greekmyth) one of a race of monsters having a head, trunk, and arms of a man, and the body and legs of a horse.
  2. (astronomy) An icy planetoid that orbits the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune.
  3. a skillfull horseman or horsewoman.
  4. (Rocketry) a U.S. upper stage, with a restartable liquid-propellant engine, used with an Atlas or Titan booster to launch satellites and probes.
Etymology: {ME}; Latin Centaurus; Greek (Kentauros);'' (Eng. usg. ca. 14c)


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noun 
  1. (greekmyth): A mythical beast having a horse's body with a human head and torso in place of the head and neck of the horse.
Etymology: From centaurus < Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (kentauros) < (polytonic, ) (Kentauros) "A member of a savage race from Thessaly"


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