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

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But unlike space shuttle crews of the past, the newest astronauts won’t be wearing those spiffy orange flight suits. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Astronauts Test Out Their Sleek New SpaceX Flight Suits," 12 Aug. 2019 At last year’s con, the NASA store offered flight suits, MREs and web access to tech info. Harvey Barkin, The Mercury News, "Silicon Valley Comic Con reunites 3 generations of ‘Terminator’ actors," 9 Aug. 2019 The pilot, in his flight suit and folding cap, was ushered to the microphone. Emily Ludolph, New York Times, "Ed Dwight Was Set to Be the First Black Astronaut. Here’s Why That Never Happened.," 16 July 2019 Items for sale include flags that Armstrong brought on the Apollo 11 moon flight, handwritten notes and his NASA flight suit. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, "Your Chance to Own a Piece of the Moon," 25 Nov. 2018 Foreman, dressed in his blue NASA, flight suit, is a former U.S. Navy pilot and Ohio native who retired as a captain in 2009. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Astronaut Visits New England Air Museum," 17 Apr. 2018 Atari in his tattered flight suit looks more than a little like Luke Skywalker, and his canine companions aren’t far from R2-D2 and C-3PO, who were modeled by George Lucas on characters from Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress. Christian Lorentzen, The New Republic, "The earnest, ironic stylings of Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs”," 21 Mar. 2018 Attendees dressed for the occasion, sporting iconic planes and helicopters on their T-shirts the way others do their favorite bands or sports teams; some even donned World War II-era flight suits. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "An Aerial Spectacle in the Wright Brothers' Backyard," 16 Mar. 2018 The doll has a Space Camp flight suit in her wardrobe and comes with a book about her adventures at camp. Lee Roop, AL.com, "'American Girl' astronaut doll Luciana Vega draws big Alabama crowd," 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of flight suit

1944, in the meaning defined above

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