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diving suit

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  1. any of various waterproof garments for underwater swimming or diving, especially one that is weighted, hermetically sealed, and supplied with air under pressure through a hose attached to a removable helmet.
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Origin of diving suit

First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for diving suit

Historical Examples

  • He donned a diving-suit and went below to the sunken galleon.

    The Trail of the Sword, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • Diving-suit and man would have been crushed like an egg-shell.

  • It was called a "diving canoe," being only sixteen feet in length and wide enough to hold one man clothed in a diving-suit.

  • He donned a diving-suit and descended into the riven bowels of the wreck and cleared the way for the others.

  • Gentlemen,” said she gaily, “who but myself would come out in anything but a diving-suit to-day!

    Aladdin & Co.

    Herbert Quick

British Dictionary definitions for diving suit

diving suit

diving dress

  1. a waterproof suit used by divers, having a heavy detachable helmet and an air supply
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