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 Design of the first dry suit is credited to Bill Barada of Los Angeles, also in the early 1950s. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "After fire, divers worry that burst of regulations will restrain free-spirited sport," 10 Sep. 2019 Two of them wore sweatshirts, and one had a dry suit. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oostburg teens' ski trip across Lake Michigan wasn't the first; trio did it in 1962," 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, "The Best Things to Do in Iceland: Our Definitive List," 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, "This Wisconsin man is traveling 870 miles from Duluth to the Arctic Ocean all in a stand-up paddleboard," 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, "Five Things to Know Before Running a Wild River," 11 Aug. 2017 The dry suit worked well, keeping me warm and dry, for the most part - but my face was in the water; my hands got cold, too. Susan Glaser, cleveland.com, "Iceland Travel Blog: Snorkeling in glacial water between two continents (photos)," 9 May 2018 The high-tech dry suits, all fail-safe zippers and rubber cuffs, can take two people to wrangle into place. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "‘Extremely dangerous’: For rescuers, icy Potomac presents an opportunity — and hazards," 6 Jan. 2018 Prolonged exposure to water below 75 degrees is a hypothermia risk, and the dry suits come out in September, or whenever hazardous materials might taint the water. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "‘Extremely dangerous’: For rescuers, icy Potomac presents an opportunity — and hazards," 6 Jan. 2018

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Dry suit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20suit. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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