: 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
: any of various devices (as for an underwater swimmer) resembling a snorkel in function
Origin of SNORKEL
First Known Use: 1944
2snorkel intransitive verb
: to swim underwater while using a snorkel
Examples of SNORKEL
- We snorkeled in the Caribbean on our vacation last year.
First Known Use of SNORKEL
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