Definition of gas mask in English:

gas mask


  • A protective mask used to cover a person's face as a defence against poison gas.

    • ‘The anthrax attacks are a case in point: the world immediately feared the worst, shops in York sold out of gas masks, but the mass panic proved unwarranted.’
    • ‘A gas mask on his face made an unearthly breathing sound as he did so.’
    • ‘The local media reported that in both cases officers in protective suits, carrying air tanks and wearing gas masks, were at the scene.’
    • ‘After a petition to the Supreme Court, the court ordered the army to distribute gas masks to the local population, as well.’
    • ‘‘I think it was to test the sort of rubber they used for protective clothing and gas masks,’ he said.’
    • ‘We had to do the whole weapons qualification again to make sure that we knew how to operate a weapon, but also we did a lot of training with gas masks.’
    • ‘That way, she could get into the presidential office disguised as a rescue worker with a gas mask to cover her face.’
    • ‘My investigation into buying gas masks continues.’
    • ‘Men in gas masks went door - to-door to distribute medication.’
    • ‘But to just be sure, that's the reason we distribute the gas masks and do the other things that we're doing here.’
    • ‘In addition, they all wore a re-breather mask, which looks something like a gas mask.’
    • ‘The main defence against them is protective clothing - gas masks and special suits made of rubber or treated synthetic cloth.’
    • ‘Because of the larger canister and the better fitting of the face pieces, gas masks give greater protection.’
    • ‘In front of the posse a mime artist sporting a gas mask and grim reaper costume moved ominously above bins covered in toxic waste signs.’
    • ‘Armies quickly produced gas masks that gave protection as long as sufficient warning was given of a gas attack.’
    • ‘The pollution haze in the extensive model shots was actually vaporized diesel fuel, pumped into a special studio where the staff wore gas masks.’
    • ‘It is an emerging threat, it is something we need to deal with, but people should not be buying gas masks and antibiotics.’
    • ‘The atmosphere is poisonous, so she wears a gas mask as she works.’
    • ‘Take care of your gas mask and your gas mask will take care of you.’
    • ‘The experts wore gas masks and a cylinder-shaped protective wall was erected around the site.’
    face mask, protective mask, oxygen mask, fencing mask, iron mask, ski mask, dust mask
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