space suit


Definition of space suit

1 : a suit equipped with life supporting provisions to make life in space possible for its wearer
2 : g suit

Examples of space suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Strahan has already been preparing for his journey, getting fitted for his space suit and testing out his flight seat. Amy Haneline, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2021 Horns blare ominously as a soldier in an alien-looking space suit and flowing robes trudges through the twilight desert, lasgun in hand. Erik Kain, Forbes, 23 Oct. 2021 Different formulations can be used to coat space suit fabrics, windows, or solar array surfaces to prevent dust from accumulating on vital equipment. Eric Niiler, Wired, 19 Aug. 2021 Mezilis also owns a patch of fabric from the space suit worn by Space Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless during the first untethered space walk in 1984, and an autographed photo of Bob Moog, inventor of the first commercial synthesizer. Eric Adams, Wired, 17 Feb. 2021 Directed by actor Bryce Dallas Howard, the ad is a 30-second clip soundtracked by Celeste’s rendition of the lullaby and features scenes of a space suit hovering above Earth. Mia Nazareno, Billboard, 5 Feb. 2021 Cardin is the only civilian ever to put on a NASA space suit (in a neat tie-in, the Brooklyn Museum show opens on the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing). Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 29 Dec. 2020 That research includes looking at how astronauts’ brains and hearts respond to the space environment, growing radishes in orbit, testing a space suit with new insulating technologies, and studying how different diets affect astronaut health. Gregg Newton, National Geographic, 15 Nov. 2020 The next space suit might look and fit more like a wet suit. Rebecca Boyle, Scientific American, 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of space suit

1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of space suit was in 1929

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“Space suit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of space suit

: a special suit that is designed to keep astronauts alive in outer space

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Kids Definition of space suit

: a suit that covers the entire body and is equipped to keep its wearer alive in space

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