verb (used without object)
Origin of snorkel
Examples from the Web for snorkel
Contemporary Examples of snorkel
At the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean, you can snorkel with a retired Asian elephant Rajan.The World’s Craziest Underwater Adventures
May 14, 2014
Accompanied by a guide, viewers can snorkel or scuba dive to the sculptures for an up-close look.Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Are a Sight to Sea
April 7, 2014
We put on flippers to snorkel and recognize turtles and fish from Finding Nemo.One First-Timer’s Adventures in Culebra and Puerto Rico
March 14, 2013
Our Xolo, Snorkel Louise, has had a difficult time expressing her peerless beauty.In Praise of the Mexican Hairless Dog
February 14, 2012
Historical Examples of snorkel
It was easy to agree on the type of face mask, snorkel, and fins.
The snorkel emerged and she blew it clear, then swam to the beach.
Rick led the way down the pier to the beach, carrying his mask, snorkel, and slippers.
He gripped the mouthpiece of his snorkel between his teeth, the rubber flange under his lips, and slid into the water.
Scotty pulled his mask into place and molded it to his face, then gripped his snorkel between his teeth.
verb -kels, -kelling or -kelled or US -kels, -keling or -keled
Word Origin for snorkel
1944, "airshaft for submarines," from German Schnorchel, from German navy slang Schnorchel "nose, snout," related to schnarchen "to snore" (see snore (n.)). So called from its resemblance to a nose and its noise when in use. The anglicized spelling first recorded 1949. The meaning "curved tube used by a swimmer to breathe under water" is first recorded 1951.