gee n. 1
a measure of gravitation or acceleration
I've more muscle than you, and I'm used to greater gee, being from earth.
Sacred Martian Pig in Startling Stories July 92/1
Martian buildings, even public ones, rarely had levitators or even lifts. The lesser gee made stair-climbing less onerous than on Terra and Martians of both sexes insisted it wasn’t reasonable to avoid exercise. Stairs were good for the legs.
Sacred Martian Pig in Startling Stories July 92/2
The Can Do—that’s this bucket—is about to rendezvous with the Go For Broke, which is a high-gee torchship.
Double Star in Astounding Science Fiction Feb. 29/2
There was a stenciled sign on the bulkhead behind the bunks: WARNING!!! Do Not Take More Than Three Gravities Without a Gee Suit.
Double Star in Astounding Science Fiction Feb. 33/2
Trying to lift a shuttle on a high gee curve with a full bladder was likely to be uncomfortable, if not fatal. He sighed as he located the fresher and sprinted for it.
Ecolitan Operation 292
He sat back, bouncing in his straps in the null gee, then wiped his forehead and leaned forward to reestablish a minimal gee in the courier for as long as the energy lasted.
Ecolitan Operation 328
The new ships were lean, mean, fast: multiple missile racks clipped to high-gee blip-fusion motors, pilots suspended in acceleration gel like flies in amber, hooked by every orifice into the big battle virtualizers.
Days of Solomon Gursky in Asimov’s Science Fiction June 104
2009 Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Apr. 198
He explored the various work areas, practicing maneuvering in zero-gee.
any evidence 1949
Margaret St. Clair, 'The Sacred Martian Pig'
Research HistoryFred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from Margaret St. Clair's "The Sacred Martian Pig".
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1999 reprint of Ian McDonald's 1998 "The Days of Solomon Gursky"; Jesse Sheidlower converted it to its first appearance in Asimov's Science Fiction.
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