skin diving


variants or less commonly skin-diving
: the activity or sport of swimming beneath the surface of the water especially at considerable depth without a portable breathing device : free diving

Examples of skin diving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also known as apnea, breath holding, or skin diving, freediving is the act of holding one’s breath underwater without a breathing apparatus. Women's Health, 31 July 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of skin diving was in 1937

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“Skin diving.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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