Definition of Pickering, William Hayward in English:

Pickering, William Hayward

Pronunciation /ˈpik(ə)riNG/ /ˈpɪk(ə)rɪŋ/

proper noun

  • (1910–2004), New Zealand-born US engineer, director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology 1954–76. During his directorate the laboratory launched the US's first satellite, Explorer I (1958), and several unmanned probes to the moon and planets.