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noun
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.
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Origin of diving bell

First recorded in 1655–65
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diving bell

noun
an early diving submersible having an open bottom and being supplied with compressed air
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