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frogman

[frog-man, -muh n, frawg-] /ˈfrɒgˌmæn, -mən, ˈfrɔg-/
noun, plural frogmen
[frog-men, -muh n] /ˈfrɒgˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
1.
a swimmer specially equipped with air tanks, wet suit, diving mask, etc., for underwater demolition, salvage, military operations, scientific exploration, etc.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; frog1 + man1
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British Dictionary definitions for frog man

frogman

/ˈfrɒɡmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a swimmer equipped with a rubber suit, flippers, and breathing equipment for working underwater
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Word Origin and History for frog man

frogman

n.

"scuba diver in rubber suit," 1945, from frog (n.1) + man (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for frog man

frogman

noun

A scuba diver, esp a professional or military diver (WWII Navy)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Encyclopedia Article for frog man

frogman

member of a U.S. naval underwater demolition team. In World War II their efforts reduced troop losses and facilitated the landing of men and supplies on enemy shores. Before an amphibious landing was made, frogmen reconnoitred the beach area. They measured the actual depths of the water, detected natural or man-made obstructions under the surface, and observed the enemy's defensive positions close to the water's edge. One of their most important functions was to destroy dangerous underwater obstructions. Frogmen were carefully chosen volunteers who were intensively trained and worked without weapons. After the war they performed research and rescue operations and served in Korea, Vietnam, and on other expeditions.

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