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wet suit

a close-fitting rubber garment worn by a skin diver in cold water that allows a thin, insulating layer of water to collect between the diver's skin and the suit in order to retain body heat.
Origin of wet suit
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Maybe the water will be warm enough to swim in without a wet suit, and the summer fog won't be so bad.
  • But the frigid waters aren't a big deterrent, as nearly everyone wears a wet suit.
  • He straps on a tight wet suit for the first time in two months.
  • As soon as she could walk, her parents slipped her into a homemade wet suit and tossed her into the surf.
  • Exploring the oceans no longer requires a wet suit.
  • Wearing a wet suit is recommended to combat the chilly water.
  • Only she traveled there not in a space suit but a wet suit.
  • Sure, school has a few more lumbering weeks to go, and the water isn't yet warm enough to shed the wet suit.
  • While its color was tropical, the harbor's temperature was decidedly autumnal, even with the protection of my thick wet suit.
  • Radical improvements in wet suit technology have made it easier in the last decade.
British Dictionary definitions for wet suit

wet suit

a close-fitting rubber suit used by skin divers, yachtsmen, etc, to retain body heat when they are immersed in water or sailing in cold weather
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