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Arm·strong

 (ärm′strông′), Edwin Howard 1890-1954.
American engineer and inventor whose improvements to radio communication included the development of frequency modulation (1933).

Armstrong

, Lance Born 1971.
American cyclist who won the Tour de France seven consecutive times (1999-2005) but was stripped of those titles in 2012 after evidence of performance-enhancing drug use was uncovered.

Armstrong

, Louis Known as "Satchmo." 1901-1971.
American jazz musician. A virtuoso trumpeter and popular, gravelly voiced singer, he greatly influenced the development of jazz.

Armstrong

, Neil Alden 1930-2012.
American astronaut who as commander of Apollo 11 became the first person to walk on the moon (July 20, 1969).

Armstrong

(ˈɑːmˌstrɒŋ)
n
1. (Biography) Edwin Howard. 1890–1954, US electrical engineer; invented the superheterodyne radio receiver and the FM radio
2. (Biography) (Daniel) Louis, known as Satchmo. 1900–71, US jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and singer
3. (Biography) Gillian. born 1950, Australian film director; her films include My Brilliant Career (1978), Little Women (1994), and Charlotte Gray (2001)
4. (Biography) Neil (Alden). 1930–2012, US astronaut; commanded Apollo 11 on the first manned lunar landing during which he became the first man to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969
5. (Biography) Lance. born 1971, US cyclist, winner of 7 Tour de France titles, 1999–2005; stripped of the titles in 2012 and banned for life, having been found to have used banned substances

Arm•strong

(ˈɑrmˌstrɔŋ)

n.
1. (Daniel) Louis ( “Satchmo” ), 1900–71, U.S. jazz trumpeter.
2. Edwin Howard, 1890–1954, U.S. electrical engineer: developed frequency modulation.
3. Neil A., born 1930, U.S. astronaut: first person to walk on the moon, July 20, 1969.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Armstrong - United States astronautArmstrong - United States astronaut; the first man to set foot on the Moon (July 20, 1969) (1930-)
2.Armstrong - United States pioneering jazz trumpeter and bandleader (1900-1971)Armstrong - United States pioneering jazz trumpeter and bandleader (1900-1971)
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She boarded with the Armstrongs, who lived beyond Golden Milestone around the hill of pines.
But even he felt a pang of incongruity when he was knocked up at daybreak and told that Sir Aaron Armstrong had been murdered.
Sir Aaron Armstrong, as he boisterously explained, had no nerves.
You see," said Father Brown, blinking modestly, "I'm not sure that the Armstrong cheerfulness is so very cheerful--for other people.
They walked some way in silence along the windy grassy bank by the rail, and just as they came under the far-flung shadow of the tall Armstrong house, Father Brown said suddenly, like a man throwing away a troublesome thought rather than offering it seriously: "Of course, drink is neither good nor bad in itself.
But poor Armstrong was killed with a giant's club, a great green club, too big to be seen, and which we call the earth.
Be careful what you say," said Royce gruffly, "you'll frighten Miss Armstrong.