skin diving

noun
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:
1945–50

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skin-dive

[skin-dahyv]
verb (used without object), skin-dived or skin-dove [skin-dohv] , skin-diving.
to engage in skin diving.

Origin:
1950–55

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

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Example sentences
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.
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