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snorkel

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noun snor·kel \ˈsnȯr-kəl\

Simple Definition of snorkel

  • : a special tube that makes it possible to breathe while you are swimming with your head underwater

Full Definition of snorkel

  1. 1 :  a tube housing air intake and exhaust pipes for a submarine's diesel engine that can be extended above the water's surface so that the engines can be operated while the submarine is submerged

  2. 2 :  any of various devices (as for an underwater swimmer) resembling a snorkel in function

Origin of snorkel

German Schnorchel


First Known Use: 1944


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snorkel

intransitive verb snor·kel

Simple Definition of snorkel

  • : to swim underwater while using a snorkel

Full Definition of snorkel

snor·keledsnor·kel·ing play \-k(ə-)liŋ\

  1. :  to operate or swim submerged using a snorkel

snor·kel·er play \-k(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of snorkel

  1. We snorkeled in the Caribbean on our vacation last year.



1949

First Known Use of snorkel

1949



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