suited adj.

wearing a spacesuit

  • 1938 A. K. Barnes Satellite Five in Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 28/1 page image Arthur K. Barnes bibliography

    A half-dozen suited figures scurried about the nose of the Ark.

  • 1967 E. Hamilton Weapon From Beyond 99 Edmond Hamilton

    He looked at Chaneโ€ฆand 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 Norman Spinrad

    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 Bob Shaw

    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 stationโ€™s receiving bays.

  • 1993 D. Weber On Basilisk Station 313 David Weber bibliography

    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 Lois McMaster Bujold

    The retreating suited figure raised a hand in acknowledgment.


Research requirements

antedating 1938

Earliest cite

A. K. Barnes 'Satellite Five'

Research History
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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