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[ak-wuh-luhng, ah-kwuh-] /ˈæk wəˌlʌŋ, ˈɑ kwə-/
a brand of underwater breathing apparatus for a swimmer or skin-diver, consisting of a cylinder of compressed air that is strapped to the back, a flexible tube connecting the cylinder with the swimmer's mouth, and an automatic pressure regulator that controls the flow of air into the lungs.
Also, Aqua Lung. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for aqualung
  • aqualung may come up for so fresh air, with your help.
  • The hairs of its abdomen trap a silvery bubble of air so the spider can breathe as if it were wearing an aqualung.
  • Attracted to danger, he tried scuba diving, went spear fishing with an aqualung and loved drag racing.
British Dictionary definitions for aqualung


breathing apparatus used by divers, etc, consisting of a mouthpiece attached to air cylinders strapped to the back
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Word Origin and History for aqualung

1950, from aqua- + lung. Developed 1943 by Jacques Cousteau and Emile Gagnan.

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