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pressure suit

noun, Aerospace.
Origin of pressure suit
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40
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  • A Plumie in a pressure suit just came out of their air lock.

    The Aliens Murray Leinster
  • He eeled into the pressure suit and zipped it up to his neck.

    The Aliens Murray Leinster
  • He reached for his helmet, began unsnapping his pressure suit.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • Farnsworth began the job of getting out of his pressure suit.

    Moon Glow G. L. Vandenburg
  • They got the leathery, well-preserved body from the pressure suit.

    To Each His Star Bryce Walton
  • The attendant nodded indifferently, then helped Forster into the helmet of his pressure suit.

  • He put the box down on the concrete floor, and climbed out of the pressure suit, watching the box all the time.

  • He looked at the engineer's thin face, and his hands were trembling as he opened the pressure suit.

    Derelict Alan Edward Nourse
  • Brownie was already there, in the darkness, closing the last clamps on his pressure suit.

    Derelict Alan Edward Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for pressure suit

pressure suit

noun
1.
an inflatable suit worn by a person flying at high altitudes or in space, to provide protection from low pressure
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