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  1. a person or thing that dives.

  2. a person who makes a business of diving, as for pearl oysters or to examine sunken vessels.

  1. British. a loon.

  2. any of several other birds noted for their skill in diving.

Origin of diver

First recorded in 1500–10; dive + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for diver


/ (ˈdaɪvə) /

  1. a person or thing that dives

  2. a person who works or explores underwater

  1. Also called: loom any aquatic bird of the genus Gavia, family Gaviidae, and order Gaviiformes of northern oceans, having a straight pointed bill, small wings, and a long body: noted for swiftness and skill in swimming and diving: US and Canadian name: loon

  2. any of various other diving birds

  3. soccer slang a player who pretends to have been tripped or impeded by an opposing player in order to win a free kick or penalty

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