gas mask

noun

Definition of gas mask

: a mask connected to a chemical air filter and used to protect the face and lungs from toxic gases broadly : respirator sense 1

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One image in particular, depicting a room full of gas mask-wearing trainees, is among those most widely associated with the initiative. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "‘Life’ Magazine’s Earliest Women Photojournalists Step Into Spotlight," 28 June 2019 Nobody wants to be first to take off the gas mask and find out. Nell Zink, Harper's magazine, "Marmalade Sky," 24 June 2019 Protesters had prepared gas masks and plastic wrap in fears of a repeat of the tear-gas assaults that officers mounted Wednesday. Preetika Rana, WSJ, "Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Faces Growing Pressure to Resign," 17 June 2019 Those parents take her to get fitted for a gas mask. Madeleine Schwartz, Harper's magazine, "Warm, Weird, Effervescent," 10 June 2019 Some television presenters donned gas masks for their standups, accentuating Leilani's vulnerability. Author: Simon Romero, Anchorage Daily News, "Another Kilauea eruption shatters the quiet in a Hawaii 'ghost town'," 18 May 2018 Correction: This post originally said Nikolas Cruz used a gas mask and smoke grenades during the shooting. Kristine Phillips, Washington Post, "Student who survived Florida shooting pleads with Trump and Congress: ‘Please, take action’," 15 Feb. 2018 In one room, the murals depict scenes from military life: soldiers crouched in combat, donning gas masks, and cleaning weapons and darning socks during downtime. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "Once Home to Soldiers, Former Presidio Fort Will House New Residents," 19 June 2018 First responders entered the cabin wearing gas masks. CBS News, "Body cam video shows inside Arizona cabin where family was found dead," 9 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of gas mask

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gas mask was in 1915

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gas mask

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gas mask

: a mask used to protect the face and lungs against poisonous gases

gas mask

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Kids Definition of gas mask

: a mask connected to a chemical air filter and used to protect the face and lungs from harmful gases

gas mask

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Medical Definition of gas mask

: a mask connected to a chemical air filter and used to protect the face and lungs from toxic gases broadly : respirator sense 1

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