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

Examples of frogman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the first three landings, no sooner had the crewmen opened their hatch after splashdown than frogmen handed them biohazard suits to wear for their trip back to the Naval recovery ship. Time, "Coronavirus Could Preview What Will Happen When Alien Life Reaches Earth," 2 Mar. 2020 The frogman resurfaced in 2016, more than 40 years after the last sighting. Scott Wartman,, "Bigfoot, Grassman, Frogman. Ohio doing pretty well, monster-wise," 11 Feb. 2020 Hatleberg was one of four frogmen on the recovery team who jumped into the ocean from a helicopter. Washington Post, "Apollo 11 moon landing had thousands working behind scenes," 15 July 2019 The rumored perpetrators included agents of the K.G.B. or M.I.6, or a team of frogmen from the Mossad. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "Jeffrey Epstein and the Mysterious Deaths of the Rich and Ruined," 12 Aug. 2019 Helicopters from the Hornet, the lead recovery ship, brought frogmen to the scene. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, "A front row seat to historic splashdown," 21 July 2019 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

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Frogman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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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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