scuba

noun, often attributive scu·ba \ ˈskü-bə \
|Updated on: 24 Jul 2018

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

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Origin and Etymology of scuba

self-contained underwater breathing apparatus


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scuba

noun scu·ba \ ˈskü-bə \

Definition of scuba for Students

: equipment used for breathing while swimming underwater

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