flight suit

noun

Definition of flight suit

: a usually one-piece garment especially of fire-resistant fabric worn especially by a member of a military aircrew

Examples of flight suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was also seen as the first corporate astronaut — his flight suit bares a Boeing logo where others have the NASA emblem. Jackie Wattles, CNN, "Boeing spacecraft commander abruptly pulls out of test flight mission," 7 Oct. 2020 The pilot appears to be wearing a very heavy jacket or flight suit as a means of protection. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch Russia Fly Its New Fighter Jet with the Top Down, As a Flex," 7 Oct. 2020 The women change into clingy flight suits and participate in an obstacle course that involves wearing inflatable life vests, checking their luggage, and changing into an even sexier pilot costume. Washington Post, "The weirdest moments from Peter Weber’s ‘Bachelor’ premiere," 7 Jan. 2020 The airplane flies so high that pilots are required to wear a pressurized flight suit. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U-2's 'Moon Suit' Is Almost as Impressive as the Plane Itself," 30 Dec. 2019 Some of the leadership and midshipmen will wear the Naval Aviation Schools Command patches straight from the flight suits of Watson's Pensacola classmates, the statement read. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "The Army-Navy game will honor the three sailors who died in the Pensacola shooting," 14 Dec. 2019 And fittingly, the suits were upgrades of Navy flight suits for high altitudes. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "These are the new spacesuits for the first woman and next man on the moon," 15 Oct. 2019 Others will wear patches from the flight suits of Watson’s classmates in his memory. Phil Helsel, NBC News, "Army-Navy game to honor three slain in Florida naval base shooting," 14 Dec. 2019 Harnesses and heat- and flame-resistant flight suits hang everywhere. Dina Mishev, Washington Post, "Missoula," 11 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of flight suit

1944, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2020

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“Flight suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20suit. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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