verb (used without object)
Origin of snorkel
Examples from the Web for snorkel
At the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean, you can snorkel with a retired Asian elephant Rajan.
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|Justin Jones|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We put on flippers to snorkel and recognize turtles and fish from Finding Nemo.One First-Timer’s Adventures in Culebra and Puerto Rico|Kara Cutruzzula|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Our Xolo, Snorkel Louise, has had a difficult time expressing her peerless beauty.
He swam with face mask under, breathing through his snorkel and letting the camera hang.
Rick led the way down the pier to the beach, carrying his mask, snorkel, and slippers.
She put the snorkel mouthpiece in place, but did not bother to attach the rubber strap to her head.
The snorkel was all right, since no fit was involved, but the fins were ludicrous on her small feet.
The snorkel emerged and she blew it clear, then swam to the beach.
British Dictionary definitions for snorkel
verb -kels, -kelling or -kelled or US -kels, -keling or -keled
Word Origin for snorkel
Word Origin and History 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.