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

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Other Words from skin diving

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

Examples of skin diving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The next two monsters — each, more than two feet long — required 40 minutes of skin diving. Porter Fox, New York Times, "On a Bahamas Sail, 8 Friends Get a Taste of Robinson Crusoe," 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,, "Towson underwater photographer takes up plight of sharks," 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 28 Mar. 2020.

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