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A garment with pressurized pouches that are inflatable with air or fluid, worn by fighter pilots and astronauts to enable them to withstand high forces of acceleration.
- ‘The flight doc was astonished that neither one of us had passed out (we hadn't been wearing G-suits).’
- ‘The G-suit used by the Air Force of today has encased bladders that automatically inflate to increase body constriction after two Gs.’
- ‘Giraffe legs also have a thick sheath of skin, like an astronaut's G-suit, to prevent the high blood pressure from forcing blood to leak through capillaries.’
- ‘He marches to the aircraft, salutes smartly to his crew chief, gets into his G-suit, climbs into the cockpit, shakes hands with his crew chief and gets ready to launch.’
- ‘Climbing into the jet became almost impossible because the dry suit was even tighter with the added resistance of the G-suit and harness.’
1940s: from g (symbol of gravity) + suit.
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