- a person who dives for pearl oysters or other pearl-bearing mollusks.
Origin of pearl diver
First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for pearl diver
Or, think, one might be a pearl-diver, or lead some exciting life like that.Madge Morton's Victory
Amy D.V. Chalmers
As he attended her through the antechamber, she pointed to the statue of the pearl-diver.The Marble Faun, Volume I.
I worked as a dish-washer or pearl-diver for several weeks in Boston, and bought a very cheap second-hand suit.Tramping on Life
A king-fisher, if it meant anything, would probably mean one who fished for kings, as a pearl-diver is one who dives for pearls.Compound Words
Frederick W. Hamilton
The pearl-diver descends by the help of a long rope, to the end of which is attached a heavy stone.Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy
Frank Richard Stockton