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Diving dress   /dˈaɪvɪŋ drɛs/   Listen
Diving dress

A weighted and hermetically sealed garment supplied with air; worn by underwater divers.  Synonym: diving suit.

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"Diving dress" Quotes from Famous Books

... of the reservoir now. To work effectively he must stand directly on the bottom, and he must be held down in some way. When a diver makes a descent he is pulled down by shoes which are heavily weighted with lead. Otherwise the buoyancy of the diving dress, filled as it is with air, would send him to the surface. And in Joe's case his human body, with his lungs inflated with air, would have come up after his dive had he not held himself down. But he must ...
— Joe Strong, the Boy Fish - or Marvelous Doings in a Big Tank • Vance Barnum

Words linked to "Diving dress" :   diving suit, protective garment

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