scuba

noun, often attributive
scu·​ba | \ ˈskü-bə How to pronounce scuba (audio) \

Definition of scuba

: an apparatus utilizing a portable supply of compressed gas (such as air) supplied at a regulated pressure and used for breathing while swimming underwater

Examples of scuba in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fire happened on the final night of a three-day Labor Day weekend scuba diving excursion near Santa Cruz Island off Santa Barbara. Fox News, "California boat captain indicted in fire that killed 34," 2 Dec. 2020 The fire happened on the final night of a three-day Labor Day weekend scuba diving excursion near Santa Cruz Island off Santa Barbara. Brian Melley, Anchorage Daily News, "California scuba diving boat captain indicted in fire that killed 34," 2 Dec. 2020 Last year, Tara was in a Nat Geo video about a group of Black scuba divers called Diving with a Purpose, also called DWP. Chris Searles, National Geographic, "Episode 4: The Search for History's Lost Slave Ships," 17 Nov. 2020 The man is said to be in his 70s and was reportedly practicing scuba diving in the pool, according to the statement. Salma Reyes, The Arizona Republic, "Fire: Man in critical condition after going limp in pool at Phoenix health club," 12 Nov. 2020 Lake McDonald, which is on the west side of the park, is popular among scuba diving groups because of its submerged artifacts, park officials said. CBS News, "18-year-old woman dies while scuba diving at Glacier National Park," 3 Nov. 2020 An 18-year-old Missoula woman has died in a scuba diving accident in Glacier National Park, park officials said Monday. CBS News, "18-year-old woman dies while scuba diving at Glacier National Park," 3 Nov. 2020 Each state is treated to a lush illustration by Lydia Hill and showcases a fun local activity—Washington’s sea kayaking, Nevada’s dark-sky viewing, North Carolina’s shipwreck scuba diving. The Editors, Outside Online, "Everything Our Editors Loved in October," 3 Nov. 2020 Last year's tragedy during a Labor Day weekend scuba diving excursion near Santa Cruz Island off Santa Barbara prompted criminal and safety investigations. NBC News, "Owners of California dive boat faulted for fire that killed 34," 21 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of scuba

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scuba

self-contained underwater breathing apparatus

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The first known use of scuba was in 1952

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4 Dec 2020

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“Scuba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scuba. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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scuba

noun
scu·​ba | \ ˈskü-bə How to pronounce scuba (audio) \

Kids Definition of scuba

: equipment used for breathing while swimming underwater

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