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

Examples of gas mask in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The attacker donned a gas mask, set off two smoke canisters and opened fire with a Glock 9 mm handgun, shooting 33 rounds, which wounded 10 people, police have said. NBC News, 15 Apr. 2022 The shooter donned a gas mask before setting off two smoke canisters and opening fire while still on the train, Sewell said. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2022 Police suspect 62-year-old Frank James is the man who donned a gas mask, set off a smoke cannister and opened fire inside the 36th Street subway station Tuesday. Tyler Olson, Fox News, 13 Apr. 2022 According to Sewell, the suspect donned a gas mask, then took out a canister of smoke and threw it to the ground, causing the car to begin to fill with smoke. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, 12 Apr. 2022 Authorities said the suspect put on a gas mask, deployed a gas canister and began shooting, firing at least 33 times. Sonia Moghe, CNN, 7 May 2022 They later could be seen filing past a man in a gas mask and bicycle helmet. Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune, 22 Apr. 2022 Authorities say the suspect put on a gas mask, threw two smoke grenades, and then opened fire 33 times at passengers as the train pulled into the station. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2022 That’s when the man — who had a piece of luggage with wheels with him — put on a gas mask, Gjeloshi said. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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23 Jun 2022

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“Gas mask.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gas%20mask. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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gas mask

noun

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

noun

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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