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space blanket

noun
1.
a plastic insulating body wrapping coated on one or both sides with aluminium foil which reflects back most of the body heat lost by radiation: carried by climbers, mountaineers, etc, for use in cases of exposure or exhaustion
Word Origin
C20: material originally developed as part of the US space programme
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Contemporary definitions for space blanket
noun

a covering made of an aluminum-coated plastic sheet, designed to retain heat in a person's body, esp. following trauma

Word Origin

1972

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