or space suit

[ speys-soot ]
/ ˈspeɪsˌsut /


a sealed and pressurized suit designed to allow the wearer to leave a pressurized cabin in outer space or at extremely high altitudes within the atmosphere.

Nearby words

  1. spaceman,
  2. spaceport,
  3. spacer,
  4. spaceship,
  5. spaceshot,
  6. spacewalk,
  7. spacewoman,
  8. spacey,
  9. spacial,
  10. spacial formula

Origin of spacesuit

First recorded in 1935–40; space + suit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for spacesuit

  • For exterior repairs on the outside of a ship in free fall a long way from any star, Spacesuit One was the proper garb.

    Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett

British Dictionary definitions for spacesuit


/ (ˈspeɪsˌsuːt, -ˌsjuːt) /


any of various types of sealed and pressurized suits worn by astronauts or cosmonauts that provide an artificial atmosphere, acceptable temperature, radiocommunication link, and protection from radiation for work outside a spacecraft
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