G-suit

or g-suit

[ jee-soot ]
/ ˈdʒiˌsut /

noun Aeronautics, Aerospace.

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.

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Also called an·ti-G suit [an-tee-jee, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈdʒi, ˌæn taɪ-/ .

Origin of G-suit

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; g(ravity) suit;see anti- for anti-G suit

Words nearby G-suit

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British Dictionary definitions for G-suit

G-suit

noun

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 manoeuvresAlso called: anti-G suit

Word Origin for G-suit

C20: from g (ravity) suit
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