Probably some of you have heard of the video game called No man's sky.
To be honest, am not interested in the game, but with its title.

What is the meaning of No man's sky?
To which word does No man... refer?

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Like the expression 'no man's land' - for a piece of land that belongs to no one - 'no man's sky' means that the sky (which the player can explore in the game) belongs to no one.

The man in this case means a person and the sky belongs to no person, to no one.

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