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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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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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