grav n. 2
an earth-standard acceleration; gee n. 2
I had to take off with an acceleration two gravs greater than I had planned.
Fugitives from Earth in Amazing Stories Dec. 115/1
The brain can stand more gravs than the body, but seven’s about tops in any case.
Camouflage in Astounding Science-Fiction Sept. 150/1
He was the right build: short, stocky and muscular, able to withstand at a minimum the gravs of a transport rocket. Ibid. Nobody needed but scouts, and only scouts who can stand fourteen gravs in the acceleration elevator.
Quick Thinkers in Fantastic Story Spring 94/1
It’s going to be tough facing three gravs after that dinner.
Mote in God’s Eye (1975) iv. xlvii. 447
Pham sank into his restraints under a grav load that wobbled between a tenth gee and an intolerable crush.
Fire upon Deep iii. xxxviii. 337
Nelson S. Bond, in Amazing Stories
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