[ koo-stoh ]
/ kuˈstoʊ /
Jacques Yves [zhahk eev], /ʒɑk iv/, 1910–97, French naval officer, author, and underseas explorer: developed the Aqua-Lung.
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Example sentences from the Web for Cousteau
“I see coral reefs that I used to dive on as a child and are now dead,” Cousteau says.
Carrying the Cousteau name “is a huge responsibility,” she says.
British Dictionary definitions for Cousteau
/ (French kusto) /
Jacques Yves (ʒɑk iv). 1910–97, French underwater explorer
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Scientific definitions for Cousteau
Jacques Yves 1910-1997
[ kōō-stō′ ]
French underwater explorer who helped develop the Aqua-Lung (an underwater breathing apparatus) and designed the bathyscaphe and a small, deep-sea submarine known as a diving saucer. Cousteau also devised an underwater television system and produced several films that widely popularized marine biology.
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