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diver

[dahy-ver] /ˈdaɪ vər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that dives.
2.
a person who makes a business of diving, as for pearl oysters or to examine sunken vessels.
3.
British. a loon.
4.
any of several other birds noted for their skill in diving.
Origin of diver
1500-1510
1500-10; dive + -er1
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diver

/ˈdaɪvə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that dives
2.
a person who works or explores underwater
3.
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
4.
any of various other diving birds
5.
(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
n.

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

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