dry suit


a close-fitting, double-layered synthetic garment worn by a scuba diver in especially cold water, protecting the skin from contact with water and having an internal, warming layer of air that can be added to in order to equalize pressure during descent.

Nearby words

  1. dry slope,
  2. dry socket,
  3. dry spell,
  4. dry steam,
  5. dry stock,
  6. dry synovitis,
  7. dry tortugas,
  8. dry up,
  9. dry valley,
  10. dry vomiting

Origin of dry suit

First recorded in 1950–55

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