SCUBA
Self-contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus Self`-con*tained" Underwater Breathing Apparatus, n. A portable device to allow divers to breathe while under water, consisting of one or two tanks of compressed air which are strapped onto the back of the diver, and are connected by tubing to a mouthpiece through which the diver receives the air from the tanks at rate adjustable by a valve; -- called also {SCUBA}, {SCUBA gear}, or {SCUBA apparatus}. [PJC]

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  • Scuba — is an acronym for self contained underwater breathing apparatus . It may refer to:* Scuba diving, the use of a self contained breathing set to stay underwater for periods of time * Scuba set, the equipment used to do scuba diving * Scuba… …   Wikipedia

  • scuba — 1952, acronym for self contained underwater breathing apparatus …   Etymology dictionary

  • scuba — (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) scu·ba || skjuːbÉ™ / ku n. equipment for breathing during underwater diving …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scuba — ► NOUN ▪ an aqualung. ORIGIN acronym from self contained underwater breathing apparatus …   English terms dictionary

  • scuba — ☆ scuba [sko͞o′bə ] n. [s(elf )c(ontained) u(nderwater) b(reathing) a(pparatus)] equipment worn by divers for breathing underwater, consisting typically of one or two compressed air tanks strapped to the back and connected by a hose to a… …   English World dictionary

  • SCUBA — Das Drucklufttauchgerät (auch DTG oder Presslufttauchgerät bzw. PTG) ist das elementare Ausrüstungsteil beim Tauchen (sowohl beim Berufstauchen, als auch beim Sporttauchen). Es versorgt den Taucher mit Druckluft oder einem anderen Atemgas. Ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Scuba — Das Drucklufttauchgerät (auch DTG oder Presslufttauchgerät bzw. PTG) ist das elementare Ausrüstungsteil beim Tauchen (sowohl beim Berufstauchen, als auch beim Sporttauchen). Es versorgt den Taucher mit Druckluft oder einem anderen Atemgas. Ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • scuba — aqualung aqualung n. an apparatus containing compressed air or other oxygen gas mixture, permitting a person to breathe under water; also called a {scuba}. Syn: scuba [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scuba — /skooh beuh/, n., v., scubaed, scubaing. n. 1. a portable breathing device for free swimming divers, consisting of a mouthpiece joined by hoses to one or two tanks of compressed air that are strapped on the back. 2. See scuba diving. v.i. 3.… …   Universalium

  • scuba — 1. noun An apparatus carried by a diver, which includes a tank holding a mixture of oxygen and other gases, used for breathing underwater. 2. verb To perform scuba diving …   Wiktionary

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