wet suit


Definition of wet suit

: a close-fitting suit made of material (such as sponge rubber) that is worn (as by a skin diver) especially in cold water to retain body heat and that traps a thin layer of water against the body

Examples of wet suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keep warm with a wet suit, dry suit, immersion suit, survival suit or exposure coveralls. oregonlive, 29 May 2021 There are lockers and showers available because walking around in a wet suit is never a good idea. Deena Campbell, Essence, 4 May 2021 Voeks, in a wet suit, dropped his surfboard and jumped in. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, 24 Mar. 2021 Modglin was mildly dissatisfied not to break state records, and Samuels prepared in the offseason by training in a wet suit in a lake. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Feb. 2021 The next space suit might look and fit more like a wet suit. Rebecca Boyle, Scientific American, 22 Oct. 2020 Kayakers, picnickers, swimmers in both wet suits and bikinis. Walkers in masks. Michael S. Hopkins, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 May 2020 And Aaron has an eight pack underneath that wet suit. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Apr. 2020 SEALs wear wet suits and rebreathers while riding in the Mk. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of wet suit

1955, in the meaning defined above

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31 May 2021

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“Wet suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wet%20suit. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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wet suit


English Language Learners Definition of wet suit

: a piece of clothing that is made of rubber and that is worn by swimmers, divers, etc., when they are in cold water in order to keep their bodies warm


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