- any of various waterproof garments for underwater swimming or diving, especially one that is weighted, hermetically sealed, and supplied with air under pressure through a hose attached to a removable helmet.
Origin of diving suit
First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for diving suit
He donned a diving-suit and went below to the sunken galleon.The Trail of the Sword, Complete
Diving-suit and man would have been crushed like an egg-shell.Careers of Danger and Daring
It was called a "diving canoe," being only sixteen feet in length and wide enough to hold one man clothed in a diving-suit.Every-day Science: Volume VII. The Conquest of Time and Space
Henry Smith Williams
He donned a diving-suit and descended into the riven bowels of the wreck and cleared the way for the others.Blow The Man Down
Gentlemen,” said she gaily, “who but myself would come out in anything but a diving-suit to-day!Aladdin & Co.
- a waterproof suit used by divers, having a heavy detachable helmet and an air supply
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