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[dahy-ver] /ˈdaɪ vər/
a person or thing that dives.
a person who makes a business of diving, as for pearl oysters or to examine sunken vessels.
British. a loon.
any of several other birds noted for their skill in diving.
Origin of diver
1500-10; dive + -er1 Unabridged
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  • Enjoy feeding shows, including our two-story kelp forest tank show where you can talk directly with a diver underwater.
  • The diver had no interest in her and she was getting desperate.
  • He is also a scientific, technical and recreational diver.
  • The danger is that a new, or in-frequent diver cannot manage that level of task loading and panics.
  • Something similar happens when a scuba diver looks up and sees the sea surface acting as a mirror.
  • Then there's protection for catfish production, aid for sky-diver companies and all sorts of nonsense.
  • From a fellow diver and lobster researcher he heard about an area where an unusual number of small lobsters had been seen.
  • So the living veneer of this reef, the part a diver sees, is ever changing.
  • In this test, our diver slowly releases a bottle of urine into the shark-infested waters.
  • When you squeeze the bottle, the air space gets smaller and the diver sinks.
British Dictionary definitions for diver


a person or thing that dives
a person who works or explores underwater
Also called loom. any aquatic bird of the genus Gavia, family Gaviidae, and order Gaviiformes of northern oceans, having a straight pointed bill, small wings, and a long body: noted for swiftness and skill in swimming and diving US and Canadian name loon
any of various other diving birds
(soccer, slang) a player who pretends to have been tripped or impeded by an opposing player in order to win a free kick or penalty
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Word Origin and History for diver

c.1500, agent noun from dive (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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