diving suit


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

Examples of diving suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The deterioration was bad news for the salvagers, but likely made for a safer dive that could still be done by people in deep diving suits rather than robots. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 7 Nov. 2019 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, 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, 17 Apr. 2018 That diving suit, with its ridiculous flippers smacking awkwardly on the kitchen floor. Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, 3 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of diving suit

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Diving suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diving%20suit. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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