anti-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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  • anti-G suit — noun worn by fliers and astronauts to counteract the forces of gravity and acceleration • Syn: ↑G suit • Hypernyms: ↑pressure suit * * * ˈ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ at anti I+ˈjēˌ noun Usage: usually capitalized G …   Useful english dictionary

  • anti-g suit — A pneumatically or oxygen inflated apparel used by fighter crews to increase the tolerance of the human body to positive g, or acceleration, by restricting the flow of blood to the abdomen and the lower limbs. The aircraft anti g system inflates… …   Aviation dictionary

  • anti-G suit — an·ti G suit .an tī jē n G SUIT …   Medical dictionary

  • anti-G suit — an•ti G′ suit [[t]ˌæn tiˈdʒi, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] n. aer. ars G suit • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • anti-G suit — /an tee jee , an tuy /, Aeron., Aerospace. a garment for fliers and astronauts designed to exert pressure on the abdomen and thighs to prevent or retard the pooling of blood below the heart under the influence of excessive head to toe… …   Universalium

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

  • anti-G suit — A device worn by aircrew to counteract the effects on the human body of positive acceleration …   Military dictionary

  • anti-g — [ ɑ̃tiʒe ] adj. inv. • 1956; abrév. de antigravitationnel ♦ Antigravitationnel. Combinaison spatiale anti g. ● anti g adjectif invariable Se dit d une combinaison destinée à combattre les effets d une pesanteur accrue par application d une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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 — 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

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