diving suit

noun

Definition of diving suit 

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

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Channel 10 TV’s military correspondent said the entrance point of the tunnel was inside a Gaza house enabling Hamas to evade suspicion by entering the building in civilian clothes and once inside put on their diving suits and gear up with weapons. Ian Deitch, The Seattle Times, "Israel says it destroys land-to-sea Hamas tunnel in Gaza," 10 June 2018 Onboard were wealthy birdwatchers, two men with diving suits planning to mine gold underwater, cannery workers, an Orthodox priest and his children and fellow Alaska explorers like myself. Mike Coppock, USA TODAY, "Aleutian run: Island-hopping on an Alaskan ferry," 17 Apr. 2018 That diving suit, with its ridiculous flippers smacking awkwardly on the kitchen floor. Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, "The Graduate 50 Years After Its Oscar Win," 3 Mar. 2018 Perhaps it could be carried in a pepper-spray type bottle, or perhaps it could somehow be incorporated into the diving suit. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, "If We Can Get Past the Ickiness, Hagfish Slime May Actually Be Useful to Us," 27 Feb. 2017

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1908, in the meaning defined above

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