gas mask


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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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 CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports from Pahoa that people who live in the area are sleeping at night with gas masks beside the bed just in case the wind shifts direction and toxic fumes start blowing their way. CBS News, "Gas released by volcano eruption poses immediate danger, officials warn," 15 May 2018 Labor and student union members were marching near the river Seine when they were interrupted by demonstrators clad in black, with some wearing balaclavas and gas masks. Laignee Barron, Time, "200 Arrested in Paris After Rioters Hijacked a Peaceful May Day Rally," 3 May 2018 Rescue workers in gas masks carrying lifeless, tiny bodies. Susan Miller, USA TODAY, "'Children are dying before our eyes': Images from suspected Syrian gas attack again tell the story," 8 Apr. 2018 Amid air raids, curfews, gas mask drills and rationing, Tom, who’s become fast friends with Buster, hatches a plucky plan to save the beast from certain death. Gary Goldstein,, "A boy and his elephant charm in World War II-set drama 'Zoo'," 5 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of gas mask

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

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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

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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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