div·​er | \ ˈdī-vər How to pronounce diver (audio) \

Definition of diver

1 : one that dives
2a : a person who stays underwater for long periods by having air supplied from the surface or by carrying a supply of compressed air
b : any of various birds that obtain food by diving in water especially : loon

Examples of diver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Test-dummy experiments conducted before Eustace’s flight revealed that a diver could enter a flat spin of 180 revolutions per minute. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 2 May 2022 Also that year, Musk baselessly accused a diver involved in the rescue of 12 Thai children trapped in a cave of being a pedophile. Sarah Todd, Quartz, 15 Apr. 2022 The segments were lowered onto a bed of gravel, where a diver guided the two sides into contact. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Mar. 2022 That’s enough for a diver weighing 143 lbs to hit at a maximum speed of 4.6 feet per second. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 25 Mar. 2022 Photos released by police showed a diver taking pictures while standing in muddy water beside a curve in a road blocked by barriers. CBS News, 25 Mar. 2022 Patrick, a diver, will attend West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 7 Feb. 2022 Dumais, once a five-time All-American diver at Stanford, has been on UA's coaching staff since 2018 after previously coaching at Texas for nearly a decade (2010-18). Alec White, The Arizona Republic, 4 Apr. 2022 The polished ceramic bezel contrasts nicely with the gradient gray, green and blue dials, offering a new depth to the company’s highly-recognizable diver. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of diver

1506, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 May 2022

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“Diver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diver. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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