wet suit


noun

a close-fitting rubber garment worn by a skin diver in cold water that allows a thin, insulating layer of water to collect between the diver's skin and the suit in order to retain body heat.

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Origin of wet suit

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for wet suit

wet suit

noun

a close-fitting rubber suit used by skin divers, yachtsmen, etc, to retain body heat when they are immersed in water or sailing in cold weather
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