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 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, "‘A Dominant Character’ Review: The Most Problematic Polymath," 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, "Ed Speleers on living out Stephen Bonnet's 'biggest fear' on Outlander," 27 Apr. 2020 Walker’s statue, in a diving suit, is at the east end of the cathedral. Washington Post, "A day trip to Winchester, England’s former royal capital," 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, "Divers Salvage 100-Year-Old Liquor from WWI Shipwreck," 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, "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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First Known Use of diving suit

1908, in the meaning defined above

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31 Aug 2020

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“Diving suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diving%20suit. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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