One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A protective coverall garment suitable for space travel.‘as Apollo astronauts discovered, you don't really run in a moonsuit, you bound’
- ‘The original plan was to use a joystick, but astronaut feedback indicated that grasping a joystick in a moonsuit was troublesome.’
- 1.1 A garment resembling a moonsuit.‘an emergency response team dressed in moonsuits’
- ‘Anyone who puts on a moon suit to handle asbestos is wasting his time: the correct safety equipment is one of those paper nose-and-mouth 'particulate respirators'.’
- ‘Zipped up tightly in my bee-proof ‘moonsuit’, complete with netted helmet, I walk nervously towards the hives.’
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