wet suit

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

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noun
: a close-fitting suit made of material (as sponge rubber) that water will go through but that retains body heat and worn (as by a water skier or skin diver) especially in cold water

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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]

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wet suit,
a skin-tight rubber suit worn especially by skin divers: »

In wintertime he will don a…wet suit and go right on surfing (Peter Bart).

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noun, pl ⋯ suits [count]
: a piece of clothing that is made of rubber and that is worn by swimmers, divers, etc., when they are in cold water in order to keep their bodies warm

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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