diving suit


: a waterproof suit with a removable helmet that is worn by a diver who is supplied with air pumped through a tube

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In another Ganesh image, a figure in an antique deep-sea diving suit appears to inhale a phantasmagorical portrait of a bejeweled Indian goddess through a breathing valve in the dive helmet. Steven Litt, cleveland, 2 Feb. 2022 That’s a diving suit that would be flexible but could still withstand enormous pressure. Eric A Powell, Discover Magazine, 28 June 2012 These include the parachute, diving suit, machine gun and armored car/tank. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 12 Jan. 2022 It was designed overnight by Genta, who was inspired by a childhood memory of seeing a man being sealed into a diving suit near Geneva’s Mont Blanc Bridge. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 10 May 2022 On one of the research expeditions, Widder had the chance to test an atmospheric deep-sea diving suit called WASP, which resembles a submersible suit of armor. Ferris Jabr, Scientific American, 5 Aug. 2010 His diving suit was not a tight-enough fit; water seeped in and rose slowly, terrifyingly, from his ankles to his neck. Richard Davenport-hines, WSJ, 21 Aug. 2020 There were lots of stuntmen out there in all these very nifty high tech diving suits that were designed for diving in the coldest water possible. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 27 Apr. 2020 Walker’s statue, in a diving suit, is at the east end of the cathedral. Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diving suit was in 1908

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“Diving suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diving%20suit. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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