pressure suit


Definition of pressure suit 

: an inflatable suit for high-altitude or space flight to protect the body from low pressure

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Powered by two Pratt & Whitney J58 turboramjets, the jet could fly faster than Mach 3 and climb so high that the crew needed to wear pressure suits so as not to pass out. Erik Schechter, Popular Mechanics, "What Made the SR-71 Blackbird Such a Badass Plane," 28 Apr. 2015 Kittinger has been reportedly instrumental to the construction of these new full pressure suits, providing his 50 years of experience of the physiological effects of near-space. Jonathan Doyle, Popular Mechanics, "Red Bull Stratos Challenge Halts Due to Lawsuit," 20 Oct. 2010 Turkish sailors practiced with a new pressure suit—resembling a cross between Iron Man and the Michelin Man—in which a diver can move at depths where a person would normally be crushed to death. Julian E. Barnes, WSJ, "NATO Practices Delicate Task of Submarine Rescue," 21 Oct. 2017

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of pressure suit 

: an inflatable suit for high-altitude or space flight to protect the body from low pressure

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