dry suit

noun

Definition of dry suit

: a close-fitting air-insulated waterproof suit for divers

Examples of dry suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The $1,000 dry suit is just one piece of equipment needed for the winter months. Sarah Knapp, Travel + Leisure, 27 Jan. 2022 The top layer, though, is specific to the river — a dry suit made of nylon that keeps everything underneath perfectly dry. Sarah Knapp, Travel + Leisure, 27 Jan. 2022 Upon landing, a commuter could walk to work in the dry suit or change at, say, a gym. Danyoung Kim, The New Yorker, 29 Nov. 2021 On that recent morning, Mayo watched Packard disappear into the dark depths in his black dry suit and tracked the bubbles from his scuba gear as Packard made his way to the bottom. BostonGlobe.com, 16 June 2021 Keep warm with a wet suit, dry suit, immersion suit, survival suit or exposure coveralls. oregonlive, 29 May 2021 Finally, outfitted in protective equipment, including a dry suit, into the pipe the firefighter went. Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2021 Friedrich layered up with wet and dry suits plus skin pants, but his face was exposed and his lips went numb in five minutes. Laura Mallonee, Wired, 10 Feb. 2020 Design of the first dry suit is credited to Bill Barada of Los Angeles, also in the early 1950s. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, 10 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of dry suit

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Dry suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20suit. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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