moon suit


: a sealed garment worn especially for protection from hazardous material (such as toxic waste or infectious disease)

Examples of moon suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rusty Schweickart comes out of the lunar module hatch for a spacewalk to test the EVA moon suit. Discover Magazine, 1 Mar. 2019 Local doctors and nurses, clad in stifling moon suits to protect against the virus, work under unimaginable conditions. Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2019 This time, health authorities are grappling with more than the difficulty of quarantining and treating people in small villages far from modern medicine, or resistance from frightened people suspicious of outsiders in moon suits. Dallas News, 5 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moon suit was in 1980

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“Moon suit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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