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pressure suit

noun

, Aerospace.


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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Word History and Origins

Origin of pressure suit1

First recorded in 1935–40

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Example Sentences

Even the simple task of grasping an object is exponentially more difficult in a pressure suit.

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

He tore open a pressure-suit cupboard in the wall beside the lock door.

A pressure suit was completely independent of weather and regulated its own internal heat.

Beside the door on a hook hung an inflated pressure suit, complete with gloves, boots, and helmet.

He was struggling to make himself think when he saw Nagel leap for his pressure suit.

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