diving bell


Definition of diving bell

: a diving apparatus consisting of a container open only at the bottom and supplied with compressed air by a hose

Examples of diving bell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scientists have measured oxygen diffusing into the diving bell and carbon dioxide diffusing out to facilitate a spider’s breathing. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Oct. 2021 As Underwater Breathing Tanks Only one arachnid lives most of its life underwater: the diving bell spider (Argyroneta aquatica). Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Oct. 2021 The US Navy’s Experimental Diving Unit was called into action and opted to deploy an untried rescue diving bell (the McCann Rescue Chamber) as part of a daring operation. Heather Wishart-smith, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 While some readers may struggle to stay afloat in this sea of glinting references and wandering currents, others will be happy to join Hoare in his diving bell to revelation. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2021 Per the Wall Street Journal’s Edward Rothstein, the team submerged three divers housed in a 12-foot-long diving bell near the wreck for 69 days. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of diving bell

1661, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diving bell was in 1661

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27 Dec 2021

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“Diving bell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diving%20bell. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of diving bell

: a large container that is open at the bottom, filled with air, and lowered into deep water to provide a dry place for underwater workers

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