pressure suit n.
Have you fur pressure-suits?
Skylark of Space in Amazing Stories Sept. 539/2
If anything went wrong with his flimsy pressure-suit, or his twelve-foot bubble of air— Cartwright tried not to shudder.
Fortress of Utopia in Startling Stories Nov. 28/1
He still wore a pressure suit, but the helmet had been removed.
Let My People Go in Worlds of If 8/1
He stepped down from the jumper—a rocket motor with a railed platform and some equipment on it, nothing more—and planted his boots on the solid rock of the ringwall’s crest. 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 and florescent [sic] marker that the priest had left there.
Fifteen Miles in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May 64/1
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.
Letter 12 Nov. in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 196
A man in a pressure suit jogged across the gray dust to the ship.
Floating Worlds (1977) 461
The pressure suits he built had power packs and weapons stores.
Fire upon Deep xxv. 189
Through the thick insulation of his pressure suit, Jamie could hear nothing except his own excited breathing.
Mars (1993) 3
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.
Pandora’s Star iv. 93
E. E. Smith 'The Skylark of Space'
Research HistoryAlistair Durie submitted a 1928 cite from E.E. Smith's "The Skylark of Space".
Earliest cite in the OED is from 1936
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