G-suit

or g-suit

[ jee-soot ]

nounAeronautics, Aerospace.
  1. a garment for fliers and astronauts designed to exert pressure on the abdomen and thighs to prevent or retard the pooling of blood below the heart under the influence of excessive head-to-toe acceleration forces.

Origin of G-suit

1
An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; g(ravity) suit;see anti- for anti-G suit
  • Also called an·ti-G suit [an-tee-jee, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈdʒi, ˌæn taɪ-/ .

Words Nearby G-suit

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How to use G-suit in a sentence

  • Stiffly, he got to his feet and began to climb into his G suit.

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British Dictionary definitions for G-suit

G-suit

noun
  1. a close-fitting garment covering the legs and abdomen that is worn by the crew of high-speed aircraft and can be pressurized to prevent blackout during certain manoeuvres: Also called: anti-G suit

Origin of G-suit

1
C20: from g (ravity) suit

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