wet suit
noun Date: 1955 a close-fitting suit made of material (as sponge rubber) that traps a thin layer of water against the body to retain body heat and that is worn (as by a skin diver) especially in cold water

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  • wet suit — wet suits also wetsuit N COUNT A wet suit is a close fitting rubber suit which an underwater swimmer wears in order to keep their body warm …   English dictionary

  • wet'suit — noun A suit for wearing in water, which allows water to pass through but retains body heat • • • Main Entry: ↑wet …   Useful english dictionary

  • wet suit — wet′ suit n. spo a close fitting rubber or rubberlike suit worn for body warmth, as by scuba divers or surfers • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • wet suit — n. a closefitting, usually one piece suit of rubber, esp. of foam neoprene, worn as by skin divers for warmth: also written wetsuit n …   English World dictionary

  • wet suit — n ↑surfboard, ↑wetsuit a tight piece of clothing, usually made of rubber, worn by people who are swimming, ↑surfing etc in the sea …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wet suit — noun a close fitting garment made of a permeable material; worn in cold water (as by skin divers) to retain body heat • Hypernyms: ↑garment * * * noun : a close fitting suit made of material (as sponge rubber) that water will go through but that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wet suit — Synonyms and related words: air cylinder, aqualung, aquascope, bathing suit, bathyscaphe, bathysphere, benthoscope, bikini, diving bell, diving boat, diving chamber, diving goggles, diving helmet, diving hood, diving mask, diving suit, maillot,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wet suit — n. diving suit, tight fitting rubber suit worn to keep the body warm while participating in water sports …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wet suit — a close fitting rubber garment worn by a skin diver in cold water that allows a thin, insulating layer of water to collect between the diver s skin and the suit in order to retain body heat. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • wet suit —    A diving garment of foam neoprene designed to insulate the diver from the cold but which allows a thin film of water to penetrate between the suit and the body [25] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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