Full record for unsuited adj.

Definition not wearing a spacesuit
OED requirements antedating 1966
Earliest cite F. Herbert 'Destination Void'
Comment Katrina Campbell submitted a 1981 cite from Bob Shaw's "Galactic Tours". Mike Christie submitted a 1966 cite from Frank Herbert's "Destination: Void"; the cite does not appear in the 1965 magazine version. Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1997 reprint of David Weber's 1994 "Field of Dishonor". Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 2003 reprinnt of Karl Schroeder's 2002 "Permanence"

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Citations for unsuited adj.

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1966 F. Herbert Destination: Void 137 Goodness and mercy? That was anything which preserved the hope that you could one day walk unsuited beneath an open sky.
1981 B. Shaw Galactic Tours 13 Our picture shows the practice areas in use by suited and unsuited vacationers, the illusion of actually being in space enhanced by the sight of a shuttle craft approaching one of the station's receiving bays.
1989 S. Sucharitkul Moon Dance iii. xii. 413 It was not segregated by sex—that was a European refinement most unsuited to the Far west—but there was an opulence she had become unaccustomed to in her Dakota years.
1994 D. Weber Field of Dishonor (1997) 126 It'll simplify our boat traffic enormously, and with pressure in the bay galleries again, we won't have to worry about the integrity of the emergency seals on CIC. That means the yard dogs can work unsuited in the compartment, which should cut a few days off the schedule for that, too.
1994 D. Weber Field of Dishonor (1997) 126 It'll simplify our boat traffic enormously, and with pressure in the bay galleries again, we won't have to worry about the integrity of the emergency seals on CIC. That means the yard dogs can work unsuited in the compartment, which should cut a few days off the schedule for that, too.
2002 K. Schroeder Permanence viii. 126 Michael felt his spirits lift at the prospect of walking unsuited in the air and feeling a real sun on his face.