anti-G suit

noun
worn by fliers and astronauts to counteract the forces of gravity and acceleration
Syn: ↑G suit
Hypernyms: ↑pressure suit

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ at anti- I+ˈjēˌ-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized G
Etymology: anti- (I) + German suit

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/an'tee jee", an'tuy-/, Aeron., Aerospace.
a garment for fliers and astronauts designed to exert pressure on the abdomen and thighs to prevent or retard the pooling of blood below the heart under the influence of excessive head-to-toe acceleration forces. Also called G-suit.
[1940-45; G repr. gravity]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • anti-g suit — G suit G suit G suit G suit n. [gravity + suit. 1944[MW10]] (Aeronautics) A suit worn by aviators and astronauts, designed to counteract the effects of high accelerations experienced in aerial maneuvers, in particular to avoid unconsciousness;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anti G suit — suit worn by pilots and astronauts designed to counteract the physiological effects of acceleration …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anti-g suit — A pneumatically or oxygen inflated apparel used by fighter crews to increase the tolerance of the human body to positive g, or acceleration, by restricting the flow of blood to the abdomen and the lower limbs. The aircraft anti g system inflates… …   Aviation dictionary

  • anti-G suit — an·ti G suit .an tī jē n G SUIT …   Medical dictionary

  • anti-G suit — an•ti G′ suit [[t]ˌæn tiˈdʒi, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] n. aer. ars G suit • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • anti-G suit — /an tee jee , an tuy /, Aeron., Aerospace. a garment for fliers and astronauts designed to exert pressure on the abdomen and thighs to prevent or retard the pooling of blood below the heart under the influence of excessive head to toe… …   Universalium

  • anti-G suit — A device worn by aircrew to counteract the effects on the human body of positive acceleration …   Military dictionary

  • anti-g — [ ɑ̃tiʒe ] adj. inv. • 1956; abrév. de antigravitationnel ♦ Antigravitationnel. Combinaison spatiale anti g. ● anti g adjectif invariable Se dit d une combinaison destinée à combattre les effets d une pesanteur accrue par application d une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • anti-g — adjective Referring to something that counteracts the G force of acceleration. Generally refers to clothing or equipment used by astronauts or pilots during extreme acceleration. Only the constriction of his anti g suit forcing blood to his brain …   Wiktionary

  • anti-G — In the strict sense, a term that means “antigravity” but, as commonly used, an adjectival term that implies protection against the effects of gravity ( e.g., anti G suit) …   Medical dictionary

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