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dry suit

noun
1.
a close-fitting, double-layered synthetic garment worn by a scuba diver in especially cold water, protecting the skin from contact with water and having an internal, warming layer of air that can be added to in order to equalize pressure during descent.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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  • Once a trout even tugged on my zipper on the back of my dry suit.
  • Divers will use vulcanized rubber dry suit, in good repair, which are dedicated for use in potable water.
  • The commenter noted high prices for parkas, boots, and a dry suit needed for river recreation.
  • The personal protective gear ensemble of the other rescuers was identical except they were each wearing a dry suit.
  • Windsurfers wearing a wet suit or dry suit are permitted in designated area.
  • When wearing a dry suit, a diver can accomplish this with some air trapped in his or her boots.

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