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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French boho devotees and Marant-philes have supported the flight suit for years—done up in denim and linen, zipped down to there and rolled up at the ankle for that signature devil-may-care attitude. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Making the Case for the Fancy Flight Suit," 8 July 2014 But precautions must be taken, and that means donning a flight suit and harness, then being strapped into a parachute training rig. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "B-52 Bombers Could Quadruple Their Wing Bomb Loads," 25 June 2018 Along with the flight company came Orbital Outfitters, which came to the spaceport at the same time as XCOR to build flight suits. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The XCOR Lynx Spaceplane Might Be Down for the Count," 31 May 2016 The airplane and displays of artifacts, including wartime uniforms, a flight suit, pilot wings and rare color archival footage, will be open to the public Thursday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, the museum website says. Andreas Preuss, CNN, "Restored World War II bomber Memphis Belle unveiled at US Air Force museum," 17 May 2018 Fall out with some of your superfriends, go on the lam and live like a nomad with a deadly female assassin and a guy with a flight suit. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'Infinity War': 10 burning questions we have about Marvel's next 'Avengers' (spoilers!)," 6 May 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 In the event that such a devastating fate should befall the overall, Dior Couture may have introduced the next big all-in-one—the fancy flight suit. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Making the Case for the Fancy Flight Suit," 8 July 2014 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

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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