wet suit

noun
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

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

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First Known Use of wet suit

1955


WET SUIT Defined for English Language Learners

wet suit

noun

Definition of wet suit for English Language Learners

  • : 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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