pressure suit

pressure suit
noun Date: 1936 an inflatable suit for high-altitude or space flight to protect the body from low pressure

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pressure suit — süt n an inflatable suit for high altitude or space flight to protect the body from low pressure …   Medical dictionary

  • pressure suit — n. a suit providing an appropriate pressurized environment for an individual who is at high altitudes, in space, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Pressure suit — A pressure suit is a protective suit worn by high altitude pilots who may fly at altitudes where the air pressure is too low for an unprotected person to survive, even breathing pure oxygen at positive pressure. Such suits may be either full… …   Wikipedia

  • pressure suit — noun protective garment consisting of an inflatable suit for space or high altitude flying • Hypernyms: ↑protective garment • Hyponyms: ↑anti G suit, ↑G suit, ↑spacesuit * * * ˈpressure suit 7 [pressure suit] …   Useful english dictionary

  • pressure suit — A skintight suit that may or may not enclose the body fully and can exert pressure on the major portion of the body to counteract an increased intrapulmonary oxygen pressure. The suit permits the respiratory and circulatory functions to take… …   Aviation dictionary

  • pressure suit — slėgio kostiumas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis 1. Iš dalies dengiantis kūną. Prigludęs prie kūno apvalkas, kurio spaudimas padeda reguliuoti deguonies slėgį plaučiuose. 2. Visiškai dengiantis kūną. Kūno apvalkas, kurio dujų slėgis didesnis… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • pressure suit — /ˈprɛʃə sut/ (say preshuh sooht) noun a garment designed to provide body pressure and air, for use in conditions, as in high flying aircraft and spacecraft, where the ambient pressure is low. Also, pressurised suit …   Australian English dictionary

  • pressure suit — noun an inflatable suit that protects the wearer against low pressure …   English new terms dictionary

  • pressure suit — pres′sure suit n. ars pressurized suit • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • pressure suit — Aerospace. See pressurized suit. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

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