frog-men

frogman

[frog-man, -muhn, frawg-]
noun, plural frogmen [frog-men, -muhn] .
a swimmer specially equipped with air tanks, wet suit, diving mask, etc., for underwater demolition, salvage, military operations, scientific exploration, etc.

Origin:
1940–45; frog1 + man1

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frogman (ˈfrɒɡmən)
 
n , pl -men
a swimmer equipped with a rubber suit, flippers, and breathing equipment for working underwater

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frogman
"scuba diver in rubber suit," 1945, from frog + man.
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