Pronunciation: (vī'king), [key]
—n. (sometimes l.c.)
1. any of the Scandinavian pirates who plundered the coasts of Europe from the 8th to 10th centuries.
2. a sea-roving bandit; pirate.
3. a Scandinavian.
4. U.S. Aerospace.one of a series of space probes that obtained scientific information about Mars.
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