= antigravity n.; (also) a device that negates the force of gravity
The ship settled down gently, her antigrav plates moaning.
Well, cut off my antigravs and call me flighty—it really is here.
‘There’s a ship gravving up from your colony, Angstol,’ said Tulketh absently, as he gazed dreamily at his own screen. ‘Well, I suppose they'll have developed some sort of chemical rockets by now if they're--did you say GRAVVING up?’… There below them, the familiar gleaming silver shape of a planetary ship was slowly ascending, with its longitudinal axis horizontal in the time-honoured manner of pre-blasting precautions. ‘They have got antigravs’ screeched Largoth, frantically. ‘We must not be seen !’
Quiet and undisconcerted, Spock went to the box, affixing anti-gravs to it.
She limped down the passage, to a coffin-size piece of metal hanging from two antigravs.
How exactly did acrobats and tumblers using antigrav for extra bounce correspond to ’ the crowned heads of India and Indonesia (simulated)‘?
Chekov slipped an antigrav from along one side and fixed it to the box on the top of the pile.
Organize all hands and have them pick up the scattered pieces of the platform and those antigravs over there and the tools down the slope.
He felt the abrupt tug of the antigravs pulling on his equipment harness.
Silhouetted against that light, dark figures unleaded crates with antigravs.
Other vessels, already crewed, lurched into the air on their antigravs.
Theodore Sturgeon,'The Artnan Process'
Earliest cite in the OED: 1953.
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