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 The company spent about two years designing the first generation of this extravehicular activity spacesuit, an upgrade from its current flight suit. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 7 May 2024 Then they get geared up in a helmet and flight suit before getting into a wind tunnel that simulates the action of skydiving. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 May 2024 And a move to New York City harks back to the early days of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and the late Harold Ramis in heroic flight suits. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2024 Liebenberg, dressed in an Air Force flight suit, spent 74 consecutive minutes in the moon’s shadow that day—a tremendous improvement over the handful of minutes that totality lasts over a single spot on Earth. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 21 Mar. 2024 In a traditional welcome-aboard ceremony, station commander Andreas Mogensen (with microphone) jokes with the newly-arrived Crew 8 fliers (front row in blue flight suits, left to right): Jeanette Epps, cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin, Mike Barratt and Crew Dragon commander Matthew Dominick. William Harwood, CBS News, 5 Mar. 2024 The Lego set comes with a Luke Skywalker minifigure wearing his iconic flight suit alongside Princess Leia, R2-D2, and General Dodonna. Toni Sutton, EW.com, 2 Oct. 2023 Don a flight suit and feel the exhilaration of skydiving – but with a little less danger than the real thing. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 12 Feb. 2024 Note the mannikin clad in a fighter pilot’s flight suit. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 23 June 2023

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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 23 Jun. 2024.

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