power suit

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power suit (plural power suits)

  1. A suit stereotypically associated with the 1980s, characterized by sharp cuts, wide shoulder pads, and a stiff rigidity.
  2. (science fiction) A powered exoskeleton.
    • 2007, Herbert S. Watson, DK-37, the Flight of Prometheus
      The crew chief was wearing a bulky exoskeleton power suit that enabled her to manipulate components weighing over a tonne...