Full record for gee n.

Definition an Earth-standard acceleration
OED requirements antedating 1951
Earliest cite Poul Anderson, "Tiger by the Tail," in Planet Stories
Comment Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a reprint of Robert Heinlein's "Double Star"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1956 first magazine edition. Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a reprint of Larry Niven's "One Face"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1965 first magazine appearance. Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1999 reprint of Ian McDonald's 1998 "The Days of Solomon Gursky". Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 2000 reprint of Alastair Reynolds 1999 "Galactic North". Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1992 cite from Vernor Vinge's "A Fire Upon the Deep". Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1977 reprint of Joe Haldeman's 1974 "The Forever War". Fred Galvin submitted a 1954 cite from William Morrison's "Playground". Jeff Prucher verified a 1953 cite from Robert A. Heinlein's "Starman Jones". Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from Poul Anderson's "Tiger by the Tail". Added to OED in 2003, with a bracketed first quote from Arthur C. Clarke for "milligee".
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Citations for gee n.

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1949 M. St. Clair Sacred Martian Pig in Startling Stories July 92/1 I've more muscle than you, and I'm used to greater gee, being from earth.
1949 M. St. Clair Sacred Martian Pig in Startling Stories July 92/2 Martian buildings, even public ones, rarely had levitators or even lifts. The lesser gee made stair-climbing less onerous than on Terra and Martians of both sexes insisted it wasn't reasonable to avoid exercise. Stairs were good for the legs.
1951 P. Anderson Tiger by the Tail in Planet Stories Jan. 40/2 He was humanoid to a high degree, perhaps somewhat stockier than Terrestrial average—and come to think of it, the artificial gravity was a little higher than one gee—and with very white skin, long tawny hair and beard, and oblique violet eyes.
1953 R. A. Heinlein Starman Jones (1975) vii. 80 Now we've been gunning at twenty-four gee ever since we left the atmosphere.
1953 R. A. Heinlein Starman Jones 92 Now we've been gunning at twenty-four gee ever since we left the atmosphere.
1954 W. Morrison Playground in Mag. Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Feb. 7 Gravity was low, about a half gee. They'd have a wonderful time running and bouncing around—provided there was no danger.
1956 Astounding Sci. Fiction Feb. 29/2 The Can Do—that's this bucket—is about to rendezvous with the Go For Broke , which is a high-gee torchship.
1956 Astounding Sci. Fiction Feb. 33/2 There was a stenciled sign on the bulkhead behind the bunks: WARNING!!! Do Not Take More Than Three Gravities Without a Gee Suit.
1965 L. Niven in Galaxy Mag. June 179/2 And without the artificial gravity to protect us it would take over years to reach the right velocity. The drive gives us a good one hundred gee in uncluttered space.
1970 P. Anderson Tau Zero (1973) 26 Elsewhere, the sole direct proof of motion that those had who lay in their cabins was a return of weight. It was not much, under one tenth gee, but it gave them an ‘up’ and ‘down’ for which their bodies were grateful.
1974 J. W. Haldeman Forever War (1977) 9 The whole trip took three weeks, accelerating at two gees halfway.
1974 J. Haldeman Forever War (1976) 186 We launched a pre-programmed drone that would decelerate at 300 gees and take a preliminary look around.
1989 L. E. Modesitt Jr. Ecolitan Operation 292 Trying to lift a shuttle on a high gee curve with a full bladder was likely to be uncomfortable, if not fatal. He sighed as he located the fresher and sprinted for it.
1989 L. E. Modesitt Jr. Ecolitan Operation 328 He sat back, bouncing in his straps in the null gee, then wiped his forehead and leaned forward to reestablish a minimal gee in the courier for as long as the energy lasted.
1990 R. L. Forward Rocheworld 7 The acceleration rose to one-tenth gee and they skimmed rapidly above the Earth's atmosphere.
1992 V. Vinge Fire upon Deep i. vii. 42 At the Docks' altitude, gravity was still about three-quarters of a gee.
1993 A. C. Clarke Hammer of God 104, I know it's boring, but unless you crank up to half a gee when your schedule tells you to, you'll never be able to walk on Mars again—let alone Earth.
1996 P. F. Hamilton Reality Dysfunction 5 The acceleration had reached seven gees. She was stuck with her left leg on the floor, foot slipping along the decking as the enormous weight of her thigh pushed down, forcing her knee joint open.
1998 I. McDonald Days of Solomon Gursky in G. Dozois Mammoth Bk. Best New Sci. Fiction, 12th Coll. (1999) 230 The new ships were lean, mean, fast: multiple missile racks clipped to high-gee blip-fusion motors, pilots suspended in acceleration gel like flies in amber, hooked by every orifice into the big battle virtualizers.
1998 I. McDonald Days of Solomon Gursky in G. Dozois Mammoth Bk. Best New Sci. Fiction, 12th Coll. (1999) 234 Fifty-five gees‥. Time to contact, one thousand and eighteen seconds.
1999 A. Reynolds Galactic North in G. Dozois Mammoth Bk. Best New Sci. Fiction 13 (2000) 97 She found it hard to move around under what to Irravel was the ship's normal two and a half gees of thrust.
1999 A. Reynolds Galactic North in G. Dozois Mammoth Bk. Best New Sci. Fiction 13 (2000) 92 The engines spat twin beams of thrust, pressing Irravel into her seat with two gees of acceleration.
2006 Analog June 18/1, I take it you havent spent much time in zero gee?
2009 Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Apr. 198 He explored the various work areas, practicing maneuvering in zero-gee.