G-suit


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G-suit

(jē′so͞ot′)
n.
A flight garment worn by astronauts and jet pilots that presses on the lower body to maintain the blood supply to the brain during rapid vertical acceleration.

[g + suit.]

G-suit

n
(Aeronautics) a close-fitting garment covering the legs and abdomen that is worn by the crew of high-speed aircraft and can be pressurized to prevent blackout during certain manoeuvres. Also called: anti-G suit
[C20: from g(ravity) suit]

G-suit

(ˈdʒiˌsut)

n.
a garment designed to protect a pilot or astronaut from the effects of acceleration forces, esp. on the circulatory system.
Also called anti-G suit .
[1940–45; G(ravity)-suit]
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