pressure suit

noun

Definition of pressure suit

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

Examples of pressure suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Steven Counts/Virgin Galactic The first travelers to depart Earth on board a Virgin Galactic space flight won’t look like the astronauts of years past, with their bulky pressure suits and large domed helmets. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "The first commercial spacesuits are like soft, high-tech pajamas," 16 Oct. 2019 One suit, known at the Orion Crew Survival System, looks similar to the orange pressure suits space shuttle astronauts wore during launch and landing. William Harwood, CBS News, "NASA unveils high-tech spacesuits for upcoming Artemis moon program," 15 Oct. 2019 As the pilot, Engle would arrive shortly after sunrise to don a pressure suit and ensure the integrity of its seals. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "What it was like to fly the baddest airplane the world has ever known," 16 Sep. 2019 Being sealed up in a full pressure suit and strapped into an ejection seat for 11 hours is definitely not for everyone. Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, "Why the U-2 Is Such a Badass Plane," 4 Sep. 2019 Wearing a pressure suit and strapped into the plane, Crawford then did far more than observe. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "Air Force’s activist veteran Ollie Crawford buried at Fort Sam," 5 Aug. 2019 Amid the aerial splendors, there is also a glimpse of Maverick donning a mysterious high altitude pressure suit, which raises the flying stakes. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'Top Gun 2': Everything we know about 'Maverick' after Tom Cruise drops first trailer," 18 July 2019 Space suits—designed to provide oxygen and consistent atmospheric pressure—have evolved from pressure suits for pilots in high-altitude planes to ones that can keep astronauts alive in the near-vacuum conditions of space. National Geographic, "How flight suits have evolved to keep astronauts safe in space," 17 June 2019 Weight: 34 lb VCM: 8 lb WINNIE MAE Wiley Post designed the first pressure suit, made of cotton and rubber, and flew nearly 50,000 feet high in it. National Geographic, "How flight suits have evolved to keep astronauts safe in space," 17 June 2019

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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pressure suit

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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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