skin-dive

verb

skin-dived; skin-diving; skin-dives

intransitive verb

: to swim beneath the surface of water especially at considerable depth without a portable breathing device and typically with a face mask and one or two flippers : free-dive

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skin-dive was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Skin-dive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skin-dive. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

skin-dive

verb
ˈskin-ˌdīv
: to swim underwater with a face mask and flippers and sometimes with a portable breathing device
skin diver noun
skin-diving
-ˌdī-vīŋ
noun
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