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diving boat

a boat used as a tender for divers or others working under water.
Origin of diving boat
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • With Manuel's aid the boys picked out their crews for the diving boat.

  • At that time he was experimenting with his diving boat and submarine torpedo.

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  • Here he made successful experiments with a diving boat which he had designed to carry cases of gunpowder under water.

  • It sounds blissful to fly, and use a diving boat, but I'd draw the line at learning Japanese.

  • When the diving boat reached the schooner his shipmates prepared the dead man for burial.

  • Rob and Merritt were on deck with one of the sailors, delegated to the duty of casting off the diving boat's lines.

    The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam John Henry Goldfrap
  • The boys were up again at first peep of day, expecting to have to start out with the diving boat as soon as the sun arose.

  • It was an awful feeling to experience, this of being penned scores of fathoms beneath the ocean's surface in a diving boat.

    The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam John Henry Goldfrap
  • She need not necessarily be a diving boat with a few torpedo tubes and a couple of guns.

    The Story of Our Submarines John Graham Bower
  • Under the strain of her laboring engines the steel fabric shook and chattered, but not an inch did the diving boat budge.

    The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam John Henry Goldfrap

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