skin diving
noun Date: 1938 the sport of swimming under water with a face mask and flippers and especially without a portable breathing device • skin-dive intransitive verbskin diver noun

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  • skin-diving — UK US noun [uncountable] the sport of swimming under the water with only light equipment and no rubber suit Thesaurus: swimming and divinghyponym Derived Word: skin diver * * * ˈskin diving [skin diver …   Useful english dictionary

  • skin diving — n. underwater swimming in which the swimmer, without lines to the surface, is variously equipped with a face mask, flipperlike footgear, scuba equipment, etc. skin dive [skindīv΄] vi. skin dived, skin diving skin diver n …   English World dictionary

  • skin-diving — skin .diving skin diving n [U] the sport of swimming under water with light breathing equipment but without a protective suit >skin diver n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • skin diving — ► NOUN ▪ the action or sport of swimming under water without a diving suit, typically using an aqualung and flippers. DERIVATIVES skin diver noun …   English terms dictionary

  • skin diving — skin ,diving noun uncount the sport of swimming under the water without a rubber suit and with only light equipment ╾ skin ,diver noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • skin diving — noun underwater swimming without any more breathing equipment than a snorkel • Syn: ↑skin dive • Derivationally related forms: ↑skin dive (for: ↑skin dive) • Hypernyms: ↑swimming, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • skin diving — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. underwater swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving. Skin diving equipment includes: wet suit, dry suit, snorkel, air tanks, mask, goggles, diving helmet, diving hood, fins, air regulator, buoyancy compensator vest, BC vest, weight …   English dictionary for students

  • skin diving — skin′ div ing n. spo underwater swimming and exploring with a face mask and flippers and sometimes with scuba • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • skin-diving — noun the action or sport of swimming under water without a diving suit, typically using an aqualung and flippers. Derivatives skin dive verb skin diver noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • skin diving — an underwater sport in which the swimmer, equipped with a lightweight mask, foot fins, and either a snorkel or a portable air cylinder and breathing device, can move about quickly and easily underwater, as for exploring or spear fishing. Also… …   Universalium

  • skin-diving — UK / US noun [uncountable] the sport of swimming under the water with only light equipment and no rubber suit Derived word: skin diver noun countable Word forms skin diver : singular skin diver plural skin divers …   English dictionary

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