redout

[ red-out ]
/ ˈrɛdˌaʊt /

noun

a condition experienced by pilots and astronauts in which blood is forced to the head and results in a reddening of the field of vision during rapid deceleration or in maneuvers that produce a negative gravity force.

Origin of redout

1940–45; red1 + out, on model of blackout
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