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diving suit

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 of diving suit
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • How Marie ever helped him squirm out of this diving-suit was more than I could tell.

    The Man In The High-Water Boots F. Hopkinson Smith
  • It was called a "diving canoe," being only sixteen feet in length and wide enough to hold one man clothed in a diving-suit.

  • And that was why you caught me one day, I remember, going down in a diving-suit just at that spot.

    The Tremendous Event Maurice Leblanc
  • I thought how good it was to stay in the sunshine, and not go down under a muddy river in a diving-suit.

    Careers of Danger and Daring Cleveland Moffett
  • Gentlemen,” said she gaily, “who but myself would come out in anything but a diving-suit to-day!

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
  • I felt the diving-suit over, and found the legs pressed hard against my body with the weight of water.

    Careers of Danger and Daring Cleveland Moffett
  • He donned a diving-suit and descended into the riven bowels of the wreck and cleared the way for the others.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • It seemed incredible, for no diving-suit had ever been devised in which a man could descend to the depth of one mile, and live.

  • He donned a diving-suit and went below to the sunken galleon.

  • The emissaries next grabbed the diving-suit and left hurriedly by the way they had come.

    The Master Mystery Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
British Dictionary definitions for diving-suit

diving suit

a waterproof suit used by divers, having a heavy detachable helmet and an air supply
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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