noun Date: 1945 a person equipped (as with face mask, flippers, and air supply) for extended periods of underwater swimming; especially a person so equipped for military reconnaissance and demolition

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  • frogman — [frôg′man΄] n. pl. frogmen [frôg′men΄] a person trained and equipped, as with a rubber suit and scuba apparatus, for underwater demolition, exploration, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Frogman — This article is about a type of military diver. For other uses, see Frogman (disambiguation). A French frogman with bag on chest rebreather with 2 breathing tubes (model Oxygers , 1957) …   Wikipedia

  • frogman — UK [ˈfrɒɡmən] / US [ˈfrɔɡmən] noun [countable] Word forms frogman : singular frogman plural frogmen UK [ˈfrɒɡmən] / US [ˈfrɔɡmən] someone who does police or military work under water using special clothes and equipment …   English dictionary

  • frogman — [[t]frɒ̱gmən, AM frɔ͟ːg [/t]] frogmen N COUNT A frogman is someone whose job involves diving and working underwater, especially in order to mend or search for something. Frogmen wear special rubber suits and shoes, and carry equipment to help… …   English dictionary

  • frogman — /frog man , meuhn, frawg /, n., pl. frogmen / men , meuhn/. a swimmer specially equipped with air tanks, wet suit, diving mask, etc., for underwater demolition, salvage, military operations, scientific exploration, etc. [1940 45; FROG1 + MAN1] *… …   Universalium

  • frogman — noun a) A diver, especially one in a diving suit (as opposed to one in scuba gear). b) A US Navy SEAL …   Wiktionary

  • frogman — Synonyms and related words: Naval Reservist, Royal Marine, Seabee, bather, bathing beauty, bathing girl, bluejacket, boot, cadet, deep sea diver, diver, free diver, gob, horse marine, jolly, jumper, marine, mermaid, merman, midshipman,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • frogman — frog|man [ˈfrɔgmən US ˈfra:g , ˈfro:g ] n plural frogmen [ mən] BrE someone who swims under water using special equipment to help them breathe, especially as a job = ↑diver ▪ Police frogmen have been searching the lake looking for a weapon …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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