G-suit
G suit G suit G-suit G-suit n. [gravity + suit. 1944[MW10]] (Aeronautics) A suit worn by aviators and astronauts, designed to counteract the effects of high accelerations experienced in aerial maneuvers, in particular to avoid unconsciousness; called also {anti-g suit}. It exerts force on the abdomen and legs to prevent blackouts by counteracting the tendency of blood to accumulate below the heart, thus reducing the supply to the brain, when the forces due to acceleration are directed from head to toe. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • G suit — G suit G suit n. [gravity + suit. 1944[MW10]] (Aeronautics) A suit worn by aviators and astronauts, designed to counteract the effects of high accelerations experienced in aerial maneuvers, in particular to avoid unconsciousness; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • G suit — süt n a suit designed to counteract the physiological effects of acceleration on an aviator or astronaut called also anti G suit * * * a garment worn by pilots, designed to increase their ability to withstand ill effects of the acceleratory… …   Medical dictionary

  • G-suit — ☆ G suit [jē′so͞ot΄ ] n. [< g(ravity)] a garment worn by astronauts and high speed pilots to avoid blackouts during rapid acceleration: it exerts pressure on the abdomen and legs to prevent the pooling of blood away from the heart and brain …   English World dictionary

  • G-suit — A g suit is worn by aviators and astronauts who are subject to high levels of acceleration ( g ). It is designed to prevent a black out and g LOC ( g induced Loss Of Consciousness), due to the blood pooling in the lower part of the body when… …   Wikipedia

  • G-suit — /jee sooht /, n. See anti G suit. Also, g suit. [1940 45, Amer.; g(ravity) suit] * * * …   Universalium

  • G suit — noun worn by fliers and astronauts to counteract the forces of gravity and acceleration • Syn: ↑anti G suit • Hypernyms: ↑pressure suit * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized G Etymology: gravity suit …   Useful english dictionary

  • g-suit — A piece of clothing worn by combat pilots and astronauts. It exerts pressure on the abdomen and the lower limbs of the aircrew to prevent or retard the flow of blood below the chest when under positive acceleration. This delays the onset of the… …   Aviation dictionary

  • G-suit — [[t]ˈdʒiˌsut[/t]] n. ars a garment designed to protect a pilot or astronaut from the effects of acceleration forces, esp. on the circulatory system Also called anti G suit Etymology: 1940–45; G(ravity) suit …   From formal English to slang

  • G suit — suit worn by pilots and astronauts designed to counteract the physiological effects of acceleration …   English contemporary dictionary

  • G-suit — noun a garment with inflatable pressurized pouches, worn by fighter pilots and astronauts to enable them to withstand high gravitational forces. Origin 1940s: from g (symbol of gravity) + suit …   English new terms dictionary

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