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1snorkel

noun snor·kel \ˈsnr-kəl\

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

Full Definition of SNORKEL

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

Origin of SNORKEL

German Schnorchel
First Known Use: 1944

2snorkel

intransitive verb

: to swim underwater while using a snorkel

snor·keledsnor·kel·ing \-k(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of SNORKEL

:  to operate or swim submerged using a snorkel
snor·kel·er \-k(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of SNORKEL

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

First Known Use of SNORKEL

1949

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