pressure suit

noun

Definition of pressure suit

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

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First Known Use of pressure suit

1936


Medical Dictionary

pressure suit

noun \ -ˌsüt \

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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