dry suit


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 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 Two of them wore sweatshirts, and one had a dry suit. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Aug. 2019 And don’t worry: While the water stays a cool 34-degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll be snuggly wrapped up in a dry suit. Erika Owen, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Aug. 2019 Munch, who paddles dressed in thick neoprene boots and a dry suit, shipped resupply packages of food to post offices and outfitters 150 to 200 miles apart along his route. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 June 2019 As helmets are standard on rocky stretches and dry suits assist on colder waters, drowning is still a remote possibility, which is why commercial trips and river guides still have such long waivers. Peter Reese, Popular Mechanics, 11 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of dry suit

1955, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jun 2021

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“Dry suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20suit. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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