EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun a masklike device containing or attached to a component that filters the air inhaled by the wearer through charcoal and chemicals, for protecting the face and lungs against noxious gases and fumes, as in warfare or in certain industrial processes. Origin of gas mask
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Examples from the Web for gas mask Historical Examples of gas mask
His gas-mask had been blown to atoms with Observation-Post Fourteen.
There was no use in approaching the school-house, though he had a gas-mask now.
We don't need mercury any more than a goldfish needs a gas-mask.
"God, I envy a man who can snore through a gas-mask," said Randolph.
With a gas-mask on a man is not more than fifty per cent efficient.
British Dictionary definitions for gas mask noun a mask fitted with a chemical filter to enable the wearer to breathe air free of poisonous or corrosive gases: used for military or industrial purposes Also called (in Britain): respirator
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