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skin diving

noun
1.
an underwater sport in which the swimmer, equipped with a lightweight mask, foot fins, and either a snorkel or a portable air cylinder and breathing device, can move about quickly and easily underwater, as for exploring or spear fishing.
Also called, especially British, free diving.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50

skin-dive

[skin-dahyv] /ˈskɪnˌdaɪv/
verb (used without object), skin-dived or skin-dove
[skin-dohv] /ˈskɪnˌdoʊv/ (Show IPA),
skin-diving.
1.
to engage in skin diving.
Origin
1950-55
Related forms
skin diver, noun
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Examples from the web for skin diving
  • Expected activities include but are not limited to swimming, water skiing, or skin diving.
  • Water so designated is intended to be used for swimming, water skiing, or skin diving.
  • The beach offers recreational activities such as swimming, surfing, and skin diving.
  • Consider renting a weight belt if you intend to do any skin diving while snorkeling.
  • Surveys will be conducted using a combination of visual encounter surveys and skin diving.
  • All aspects of beach activity will be explored from beach running to skin diving.
  • But citizens appearing out of the blue in skin diving equipment are to be looked upon askance.
  • In those parts, no skin diving is allowed except for historical purposes.
British Dictionary definitions for skin diving

skin diving

noun
1.
the sport or activity of diving and underwater swimming without wearing a diver's costume
Derived Forms
skin-diver, noun
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