space suit


: a suit equipped with life supporting provisions to make life in space possible for its wearer
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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One solution to this problem is to just stick the whole human in a pressurized space suit. Wired, 31 July 2022 For an astronaut unfortunate enough to be caught outside the spaceship without a space suit, screaming to occupy the moments before asphyxiation would be pointless, as there are no air molecules to carry the sound waves. Trevor Cox, Discover Magazine, 28 Jan. 2015 Life-forms here would need to have evolved without the need for oxygen—and human-like visitors would need some type of space suit for protection and respiration. WIRED, 3 Feb. 2023 And that was just about everything: the Hermes, Mark Watney’s equipment, his space suit. Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 17 Oct. 2015 Peter Homer, who runs the commercial space suit design company Flagsuit LLC that Newman's findings make sense. Eliza Strickland, Discover Magazine, 14 Sep. 2010 Early mock-ups of a lunar space suit had shoulders the size of a linebacker’s. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 3 May 2011 For his proposal to Lisa on the moon, Hubert spent $20 million to develop a space suit that allows kissing, an apparent nod to the recent space expeditions by billionaires like Musk and Jeff Bezos. Brahmjot Kaur, NBC News, 28 Nov. 2022 In a self-referential homage to his Space Oddity alter ego Major Tom, Bowie appears seated in a space navigation chair clad in a black rubber space suit in an exploding kitchen, with a frenzied nurse in the background. Natasha Gural, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of space suit was in 1929

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Cite this Entry

“Space suit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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space suit

: a suit equipped to make life in space possible for its wearer

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