flight suit


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For this test flight, a full-size dummy in an orange flight suit will occupy the commander’s seat, rigged with vibration and acceleration sensors. Dallas News, 26 Aug. 2022 Space Camp is a six-day, five-night program, and kids have the option of purchasing an authentic flight suit to add to the experience. Heather Greenwood Davis, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 July 2022 Astronaut Gus Grissom’s flight suit after the Apollo 1 fire in 1967, which killed Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee. Jake Parks, Discover Magazine, 8 Oct. 2019 The 12-year-old Adam (Walker Scobell) finds the 40-ish Adam (Ryan Reynolds) hiding in his late father’s office, dressed in a flight suit and nursing a bullet wound. Wsj Arts, WSJ, 13 Jan. 2023 There was also an occupant in the pilot’s seat, dressed in a flight suit and strapped in for good measure. Amy Shira Teitel, Discover Magazine, 21 Sep. 2017 For the test flight, a full-size dummy in an orange flight suit occupies the commander’s seat, rigged with vibration and acceleration sensors. Marcia Dunn, ajc, 16 Nov. 2022 Day one, showing up to set, and there was the table read and Jonathan's in the flight suit. Clark Collis, EW.com, 22 Nov. 2022 And when Bruner arrives—fresh off of a plane, and in a flight suit no less—his love for a wacky detail is also immediately clear, most notably in his backpack, which is modeled after the colorful shell of Bowser from Super Mario. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 16 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flight suit was in 1944

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“Flight suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20suit. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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