a chamber with an open bottom in which persons can go underwater without special apparatus, water being excluded from the upper part by compressed air fed in by a hose.
Origin of diving bell
First recorded in 1655–65
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for diving bell
Historical Examples of diving bell
The “aquatic kettle” was doubtless the embryo of the diving-bell.
The diving-bell is used mostly for laying submarine masonry.
Evidently men could not work in a diving-bell which is invaded thus by water.
This experiment, though so very simple will illustrate the nature of the diving-bell.
The diving-bell was not mentioned before the sixteenth century.
British Dictionary definitions for diving bell
an early diving submersible having an open bottom and being supplied with compressed air
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