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 Kayakers, picnickers, swimmers in both wet suits and bikinis. Walkers in masks. Michael S. Hopkins, The Christian Science Monitor, "In the staycation era, the art of deliberate escape," 21 May 2020 And Aaron has an eight pack underneath that wet suit. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, ""No Studio Would Touch It:" The Big Gamble Behind 'Kick-Ass'," 16 Apr. 2020 SEALs wear wet suits and rebreathers while riding in the Mk. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This Mini-Sub Is Like a Commuter Bus for Navy SEAL Commandos," 22 Jan. 2020 The shop has supplied much of this town's boards and wet suits, wax and rash guards for more than three decades. Anchorage Daily News, "Stay home or carry on? Americans want to sacrifice for others but can’t agree on what’s right.," 22 Mar. 2020 On Catalina, almost all the athletes wore wet suits with front zips, which are easier to vent while running, and minimalist, amphibious running shoes. Adam Skolnick, New York Times, "Swimrun, Sweden’s Island-to-Island Race, Comes to America," 11 Mar. 2020 For a scene in a freshwater underground cave, Jansen put on a wet suit, packed the costumes up in waterproof bags and carried a sewing kit on her waist. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Wendy' Costume Designer on What Inspired Her Modern Twist on Peter Pan," 27 Feb. 2020 Now, the Hawaii National Guard officer and Iraq War veteran is taking off the wet suit and hitting the slopes. Fox News, "Democracy 2020 Digest: Buttigieg teams up with Charlamagne tha God," 24 Jan. 2020 The only businesses clearly affected are surf schools, some of which have closed, and surf shops, where sales of surfboards, body boards and wet suits have dropped. Kate Taylor, New York Times, "‘Shark!’: Cape Cod Recoils in a Summer of Great White Sightings, Real and Imagined," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of wet suit

1955, in the meaning defined above

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28 May 2020

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“Wet suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wet%20suit. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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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