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hydronaut

[hahy-druh-nawt, -not] /ˈhaɪ drəˌnɔt, -ˌnɒt/
noun
1.
a person trained to work in deep-sea vessels for research and rescue purposes.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; hydro-1 + (aero)naut
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hydronaut

/ˈhaɪdrəʊˌnɔːt/
noun
1.
(US, navy) a person trained to operate deep submergence vessels
Word Origin
C20: from Greek, from hydro- + -naut, as in aeronaut, astronaut
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