Definition of frogman
: a person equipped (as with face mask, flippers, and air supply) for extended periods of underwater swimming; especially : a person so equipped for military reconnaissance and demolition
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The DGSE hiring target is 500-600 recruits a year to bring its numbers up to 7,100 by 2019, but the skills required are not those of amphibious frogmen or secret agents of the kind incarnated by the fictional British character James Bond.
In 1951, Bradner devised a rubber garment that promised to help Navy frogmen stay warm during their dives.
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Definition of frogman for English Language Learners
: a person (especially a man in the military or police) who uses special equipment to work underwater for long periods of time
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