pressure suit n.

= space suit n.

  • 1928 E. E. Smith Skylark of Space in Amazing Stories Sept. 539/2 page image Edward E. Smith bibliography

    Have you fur pressure-suits?

  • 1939 J. Williamson Fortress of Utopia in Startling Stories Nov. 28/1 page image Jack Williamson bibliography

    If anything went wrong with his flimsy pressure-suit, or his twelve-foot bubble of air— Cartwright tried not to shudder.

  • 1952 W. Miller, Jr. Let My People Go in Worlds of If 8/1 page image Walter M. Miller, Jr. bibliography

    He still wore a pressure suit, but the helmet had been removed.

  • 1967 B. Bova Fifteen Miles in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May 64/1 page image Ben Bova bibliography

    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.

  • 1969 R. A. Heinlein Letter 12 Nov. in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 196 Robert A. Heinlein

    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 Cecelia Holland bibliography

    A man in a pressure suit jogged across the gray dust to the ship.

  • 1992 V. Vinge Fire upon Deep ii. xxv. 189 Vernor Vinge bibliography

    The pressure suits he built had power packs and weapons stores.

  • 1992 B. Bova Mars (1993) 3 Ben Bova

    Through the thick insulation of his pressure suit, Jamie could hear nothing except his own excited breathing.

  • 2004 P. F. Hamilton Pandora’s Star iv. 93 Peter F. Hamilton bibliography

    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.

Research requirements

antedating 1928

Earliest cite

E. E. Smith 'The Skylark of Space'

Research History
Alistair 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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