Definition of moonsuit in English:


Syllabification: moon·suit
Pronunciation: /ˈmo͞onˌso͞ot
(also moon suit)


  • 1A protective coverall garment suitable for space travel.
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    • The original plan was to use a joystick, but astronaut feedback indicated that grasping a joystick in a moonsuit was troublesome.
  • 1.1A garment resembling this: an emergency response team dressed in moonsuits
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    • Zipped up tightly in my bee-proof ‘moonsuit’, complete with netted helmet, I walk nervously towards the hives.
    • Anyone who puts on a moon suit to handle asbestos is wasting his time: the correct safety equipment is one of those paper nose-and-mouth 'particulate respirators'.

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