diving suit

noun
any of various waterproof garments for underwater swimming or diving, especially one that is weighted, hermetically sealed, and supplied with air under pressure through a hose attached to a removable helmet.

Origin:
1905–10

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diving suit or diving dress
 
n
a waterproof suit used by divers, having a heavy detachable helmet and an air supply
 
diving dress or diving dress
 
n

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diving suit

watertight costume for underwater use, connected to the surface or to a diving bell by a tube that provides the wearer with air. The suit, invented early in the 19th century, consists of a watertight covering, weighted boots, and a metal helmet with transparent portholes and provision for air. Suits of articulated armour that do not require decompression have been developed. Diving suits have been supplanted in some applications by scuba-diving equipment.

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He was dropped into the ocean padlocked in a diving suit fully weighted and not connected to an air supply, and he escaped.
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