from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A garment that is worn in high-altitude aircraft or in spacecraft to compensate for low-pressure conditions.

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  • n. protective garment consisting of an inflatable suit for space or high altitude flying


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  • Franklin hadn't helped build these ducts, but he had astronaut training in a weighted pressure suit in a swimrnii pool.

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  • Lowry's sigh was just barely audible, and even through the static and pressure suit Roman could swear he saw the other shudder.


  • A dull black pressure suit hid most of it, but it wasn't even vaguely man-shaped.

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  • When they had the pressure suit off, Mitya produced a pair of dark blue coveralls.

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  • P8 followed close behind him, curling herself and her custom-made pressure suit into a ball as she bounced over the half-blocked threshold.

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  • His pressure suit was a hardshell, armed with a laser on one arm and a slug thrower on the other.

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  • Before Kirk could step into their midst, he was accosted by Errico, who held a lightweight blue pressure suit in front of him.


  • He took his communicator, opened it so that it lay flat, and affixed it with bonding material to the inside of his high-impact helmet, the one that came with the pressure suit scrounged by Errico.



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  • A pressurized suit worn by high-altitude pilots who may fly so high that even breathing pure oxygen at surrounding pressure would not provide enough oxygen for them to function. One type of pressure suit is a spacesuit, which is designed to operate in complete vacuum. (Wikipedia)

    May 29, 2008