skin diving


Definition of skin diving

: the sport of swimming under water with a face mask and flippers and especially with a snorkel and without a portable breathing device

Other Words from skin diving

skin-dive \ ˈskin-​ˌdīv How to pronounce skin diving (audio) \ intransitive verb
skin diver noun

Examples of skin diving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The incident occurred around 9:15 a.m. Saturday while the man was body boarding and skin diving, authorities said. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 26 June 2021 The next two monsters — each, more than two feet long — required 40 minutes of skin diving. Porter Fox, New York Times, 18 Dec. 2019 As a boy growing up in the Philippines, his dad, who was with the State Department, would frequently take him skin diving. Nelson Coffin,, 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of skin diving

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Skin diving.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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