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

Examples of gas mask in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reed is photographed on the left wearing goggles on his forehead and what appeared to be a gas mask around his neck. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, "FBI arrest another Tennessee man over Capitol riot selfie, Facebook post decrying Antifa, BLM," 18 Jan. 2021 More ominously, Iraqi Italian artist Athar Jaber depicts not a cloth face covering, but a gas mask, elegantly carved from marble. Washington Post, "In the galleries: Middle East artists examine sheltering in place amid pandemic," 15 Jan. 2021 The Democratic congresswoman said she was told to lock herself in her office, turn off the lights and get out her gas mask. Briana Bierschbach, Star Tribune, "Members of Minnesota delegation urge peace amid U.S. Capitol chaos," 7 Jan. 2021 Prosecutors said that with Hodges unable to move, a separate rioter began ripping the gas mask from the officer's face, exposing Hodges' bloodied mouth. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "Riot suspect charged in 'vicious' officer assault; suspects rounded up as Biden sworn in at Capitol," 21 Jan. 2021 Portland police spent $68,380.75 riot control agents and equipment such as gas mask filters and parts for pepper ball guns from May 30 through June 9, invoices show. oregonlive, "Portland police bought thousands of impact munitions in response to protests: What the invoices show," 6 Sep. 2020 The department has already trained more officers to act as grenadiers and suggested buying more launchers and requiring every police officer who responds to civil unrest to bring a helmet and a gas mask. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Cleveland’s review of police response to May 30 protest highlights officers’ confusion and mismanagement, sidesteps criticism of use of force," 4 Dec. 2020 Gaetz gained notoriety in the early days of the pandemic in March by appearing in a gas mask on the floor of the House during a vote on a coronavirus bill. Steven Lemongello,, "U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, state Rep. Geraldine Thompson test positive for coronavirus," 9 Nov. 2020 Since last year, online purchases have driven a 20-fold jump in sales of goods like the $220 CM-6M gas mask -- resistant to bean-bag rounds -- for Mira Safety of Austin, Texas. Fortune, "Americans are frantically buying military gear before the election," 24 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of gas mask

1915, in the meaning defined above

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23 Feb 2021

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“Gas mask.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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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