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pressure suit

noun, Aerospace.
Origin of pressure suit
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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
  • One more of those and you'll be walking around the moon without a pressure suit.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • Farnsworth began the job of getting out of his pressure suit.

    Moon Glow G. L. Vandenburg
  • When he awakened, he ate and donned the pressure suit, thinking he would have to get more oxygen from the drone.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • They got the leathery, well-preserved body from the pressure suit.

    To Each His Star Bryce Walton
  • He reached for his helmet, began unsnapping his pressure suit.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • He put the box down on the concrete floor, and climbed out of the pressure suit, watching the box all the time.

  • Nasha studied him, tall and blond, striding along beside her in his pressure suit.

    The Gun Philip K. Dick
British Dictionary definitions for pressure suit

pressure suit

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