pearl diver



a person who dives for pearl oysters or other pearl-bearing mollusks.

Origin of pearl diver

First recorded in 1660–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of pearl diver

  • Or, think, one might be a pearl-diver, or lead some exciting life like that.

    Madge Morton's Victory

    Amy D.V. Chalmers

  • As he attended her through the antechamber, she pointed to the statue of the pearl-diver.

    The Marble Faun, Volume I.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • I worked as a dish-washer or pearl-diver for several weeks in Boston, and bought a very cheap second-hand suit.

  • A king-fisher, if it meant anything, would probably mean one who fished for kings, as a pearl-diver is one who dives for pearls.

    Compound Words

    Frederick W. Hamilton

  • The pearl-diver descends by the help of a long rope, to the end of which is attached a heavy stone.