diving bell
noun Date: 1661 a diving apparatus consisting of a container open only at the bottom and supplied with compressed air by a hose

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  • Diving bell — A diving bell is a rigid chamber used to transport divers to depth in the ocean. The most common types are the wet bell and the closed bell. The wet bell is a cable suspended chamber, open at the bottom like a moon pool structure, that is lowered …   Wikipedia

  • Diving bell — Diving Div ing, a. That dives or is used or diving. [1913 Webster] {Diving beetle} (Zo[ o]l.), any beetle of the family {Dytiscid[ae]}, which habitually lives under water; called also {water tiger}. {Diving bell}, a hollow inverted vessel,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diving bell — diving bells N COUNT A diving bell is a container shaped like a bell, in which people can breathe air while they work under water …   English dictionary

  • diving bell — diving ,bell noun count a large metal container that is shaped like a bell and contains air, used by people working under water …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • diving bell — [dīv′iŋ] n. a large, hollow, bell shaped apparatus supplied with air through a hose, in which persons can work underwater …   English World dictionary

  • diving bell — n a metal container that is open at the bottom and filled with air under pressure, in which people can work under water …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • diving bell — ► NOUN ▪ an open bottomed chamber supplied with air, in which a person can be let down under water …   English terms dictionary

  • diving bell — a chamber with an open bottom in which persons can go underwater without special apparatus, water being excluded from the upper part by compressed air fed in by a hose. [1655 65] * * *  small diving apparatus that is used to transport divers… …   Universalium

  • diving bell — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms diving bell : singular diving bell plural diving bells a large metal container that is shaped like a bell and contains air, used by people working under water …   English dictionary

  • diving bell — noun diving apparatus for underwater work; has an open bottom and is supplied with compressed air • Hypernyms: ↑submersible * * * noun, pl ⋯ bells [count] : a large container that is open at the bottom, filled with air, and lowered into deep… …   Useful english dictionary

  • diving bell — bell shaped hollow vessel filled with air used for work underwater …   English contemporary dictionary

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