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Sputnik is a term often used in the INTERNET forums to describe when a user snags an IP address from another user. The Sputnik method of IP retrieval is simply to set up a server on your home computer then you place image files. When in a forum you simply send a private message with the image file and the server you set up will tell you the IP of the person viewing the image. This is called the Sputnik . The Sputnik was named after a widely popular INTERNET real life person that goes by the handle Sputnik.
Hey that guy got my IP by sending me an image file in a private message. Looks I got a sputnik.
by John D. Thompson October 26, 2005
 
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A series of Russian artificial satellites sent into orbit during the late 1950s. Literally "fellow wanderer" in Russian. Sputnik I made history on October 4, 1957, by becoming the first man-made object put into orbit. Sputnik II would follow later, this time carrying Laika, the first dog in space.
Sputnik I amazed and terrified the American public: the small blipping dome made an orbit every ninety minutes, a symbol of Soviet space supremacy.
by what-the-shit December 13, 2003
 
2.
shoving a potato in someones ass
We held him down and gave him a sputnik in front of the whole cafeteria
by Max April 10, 2003
 
3.
A derogatory term for a Russian, derived from the first artificial satellite to be put into orbit on October 4, 1957, of the same name
I didn't realize John's real name was Vaughnya... Yeah he's a sputnik
by Randy M. November 05, 2006
 
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The first of its kind and harbinger. A telltale event.
I was late to go through puberty and was a junior in high school when my first sputnik got airborne.
Didn't know what I was going to do with my life until landing that sputnik apprenticeship in accounting.
by dfmurban October 20, 2013
 
5.
A derogatory name for hash, esp in Manchester. Mainly used when distinguishing Hashish from bud. Also shortened to sput.

Originated because like the Russian satellite of the same name, this is considered by many to be old technology
What are you smoking? Is that sputnik?
by boxheadman September 10, 2007
 
6.
A spark or flying ember from a campfire. Generally produced when you poke the fire.
When I threw a log into the campfire, several sputniks flew up and out.
by Fireman74 July 24, 2011
 
7.
A little piece of crap. Germans use it to refer to small quantities of brown vaginal discharge.
Even though I'm ovulating, I found a sputnik in my underwear.
by allan_greenspan February 02, 2008