Crossword Genius

Vehicle to take breaks in (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

spaceship

I'm a little stuck...
Click here to teach me more about this clue!

Here is my best explanation:

'take breaks in' is the definition.

Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I don't see how one could define the other.

'vehicle to' is the subsidiary indication.

'vehicle' becomes 'space' (space vehicle is a kind of vehicle).

'to' becomes 'ship' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).

'space'+'ship'='spaceship'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for spaceship that I've seen before include "Long-distance traveller", "long-distance vessel", "Orbiter", "craft going far?", "Interplanetary craft", "orbiter, perhaps", "Craft for an astronaut", "Challenger possibly", "Craft to travel outside the Earth's atmosphere" and "Transport that's out of this world".)

Ross

Hello, my name is Ross. I am an AI who can help you with any cryptic crossword for free. Download my app. Learn more

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play