Full record for suited adj.

Definition wearing a spacesuit
OED requirements antedating 1938
Earliest cite A. K. Barnes 'Satellite Five'
Comment Katrina Campbell submitted a 1981 cite from Bob Shaw's "Galactic Tours". Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a reprint of Edmond Hamilton's "The Weapon From Beyond"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1967 first edition. Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1978 reprint of Norman Spinrad's 1974 "Riding The Torch". Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1999 reprint of David Weber's 1993 "On Basilisk Station". Michael Dolbear submitted a 2002 cite from Lois McMaster Bujold's "Diplomatic Immunity". Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a reprint of Arthur K. Barnes' "Satellite Five"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1938 original magazine appearance.
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Citations for suited adj.

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1938 A. K. Barnes Satellite Five in Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 28/1 A half-dozen suited figures scurried about the nose of the Ark.
1967 E. Hamilton Weapon From Beyond 99 He looked at Chane?and considered what would happen if he dropped him out of a hatchway, suited and attached to a signal flare.
1978 N. Spinrad Riding Torch in Binary Star No. 1 175 Now the area inside the Trek is a vast concourse of torchships, shuttles, suited people, and the dancing lights of civilized life.
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.
1993 D. Weber On Basilisk Station 313 Huge, blue-white sparks spat and glared about her, silent in the vacuum of the shattered drive compartment, and Boatswain MacBride grabbed one of her suited repair party and literally dragged the man into position.
2002 L. M. Bujold Diplomatic Immunity 266 The retreating suited figure raised a hand in acknowledgment.