frog·​man | \ ˈfrȯg-ˌman How to pronounce frogman (audio) , ˈfräg-, -mən\

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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In one leg of the escape, the cocoons were placed on floating stretchers, and Thai frogmen pushed them along. Hannah Beech, Richard C. Paddock And Muktita Suhartono, New York Times, "‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue," 12 July 2018 But the Thai frogmen were accustomed to tropical open water, not the gloomy, cold currents racing through the cave. Hannah Beech, Richard C. Paddock And Muktita Suhartono, New York Times, "‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue," 12 July 2018 The determination and dedication of Saman will always be in all of our frogmen hearts. Washington Post, "Death of ex-SEAL cave diver touches Thais riveted by rescue," 6 July 2018 His parents throw him a graduation party and give him a frogman's outfit. Amy Henderson,, "'The Graduate' at 50: Does it still hold up - or is it all plastics now?," 11 Jan. 2018 So, what about those old Navy and Marine Corps rumors about frogmen-slaying dolphins trained by the military? Carl Prine,, "After criticism of sea mammal program, Navy boots up robots," 22 Sep. 2017 Among those men being trained were members of the Navy Combat Demolition Units, later called the Underwater Demolition Teams or frogmen, and then, even later, Navy Seals. Bonnie Gross,, "Fort Pierce to Jensen Beach: Scenic drive with Old Florida charm," 5 Sep. 2017 The fear of these divers, or frogmen, is a subtle indicator of global tension. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Fears of Frogmen: Why Navies Are Spooked by 'Ghost' Combat Divers," 3 Aug. 2017 Before an invasion, frogmen surreptitiously landed on beaches, scouting the best routes to the interior. Peter Rowe,, "Taking his best shot: 100-year-old WWII photographer recounts remarkable life," 29 July 2017

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of frogman

: 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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