Full record for pressure-suit n.

Definition =space suit
OED requirements antedating 1928
Earliest cite E. E. Smith 'The Skylark of Space'
Comment Alistair Durie submitted a 1928 cite from E.E. Smith's "The Skylark of Space".

Earliest cite in the OED is from 1936

Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for pressure-suit n.

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1928 Amazing Stories 3 539/2 Have you fur pressure-suits?
1969 R. A. Heinlein Let. 12 Nov. in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 196 I lured him‥by promising him that he could help develop pressure suits for fighter planes‥. It led directly to him developing the first suit used on the Moon.
1969 R. A. Heinlein Let. 12 Nov. in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 196 I lured him‥by promising him that he could help develop pressure suits for fighter planes‥. It led directly to him developing the first suit used on the Moon.
1976 C. Holland Floating Worlds (1977) 461 A man in a pressure suit jogged across the gray dust to the ship.
1992 V. Vinge Fire upon Deep ii. xxv. 189 The pressure suits he built had power packs and weapons stores.
1992 B. Bova Mars (1993) 3 Through the thick insulation of his pressure suit, Jamie could hear nothing except his own excited breathing.
1994 B. Bova Craft of Writing Sci. Fict. that Sells iv. 22 With a twist of his shoulders to settle the weight of the pressure suit's bulky backpack, he shambled over to the packet of seismic instruments.
2004 P. F. Hamilton Pandora's Star iv. 93 The last half had to be covered in pressure suits; and the only real view, sensational though it was, came from Aphrodite's Seat, the clifftops just below the caldera plateau.