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.

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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