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snorkel

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noun snor·kel \ˈsnȯr-kəl\

Definition of snorkel

  1. 1 :  a tube housing air intake and exhaust pipes for a submarine's diesel engine that can be extended above the water's surface so that the engines can be operated while the submarine is submerged

  2. 2 :  any of various devices (as for an underwater swimmer) resembling a snorkel in function

Origin and Etymology of snorkel

German Schnorchel


First Known Use: 1944


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snorkel

intransitive verb snor·kel

Definition of snorkel

snorkeled

snorkeling

play \-k(ə-)liŋ\
  1. :  to operate or swim submerged using a snorkel

snorkeler

play \-k(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of snorkel in a sentence

  1. We snorkeled in the Caribbean on our vacation last year.

1949

First Known Use of snorkel

1949


SNORKEL Defined for English Language Learners

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snorkel

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noun snor·kel \ˈsnȯr-kəl\

Definition of snorkel for English Language Learners

  • : a special tube that makes it possible to breathe while you are swimming with your head underwater


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snorkel

intransitive verb snor·kel

Definition of snorkel for English Language Learners

  • : to swim underwater while using a snorkel


SNORKEL Defined for Kids

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snorkel

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noun snor·kel \ˈsnȯr-kəl\

Definition of snorkel for Students

  1. :  a tube used by swimmers for breathing with the head underwater


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snorkel

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verb snor·kel

Definition of snorkel for Students

snorkeled

snorkeling

  1. :  to swim underwater using a tube for breathing



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