dry suit


Definition of dry suit

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

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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 On Monday, Williams stood on the edge of the island in a dry suit holding three of the palm-sized mussels. OregonLive.com, "Study: Key freshwater mussel not reproducing in Willamette River," 2 Nov. 2017 Greenland requires that divers be certified and have experience diving in dry suit within the past year. Hannah Lang, National Geographic, "A Thriving Ecosystem Is Hiding Underneath Greenland’s Ice Caps," 6 July 2017

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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