Snorkel meaning

snôrkəl
A breathing apparatus for swimmers and surface divers that allows swimming or continuous use of a face mask without lifting the head to breathe, consisting of a tube that curves out of the mouth and extends above the surface of the water.
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A retractable vertical tube in a diesel-engine submarine that contains air-intake and exhaust pipes for the engines and for ventilation, permitting extended periods of submergence at periscope depth.
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To swim or dive under water with a snorkel and often with a face mask and fins.
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A device for submarines, having air intake and exhaust tubes: it makes long periods of underwater operation possible.
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A breathing tube extending above the surface of the water, used in swimming just below the surface.
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A hydraulic crane with a bucketlike aerial platform, mounted on a truck for firefighting, etc.
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To move or swim underwater using a snorkel.
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A hollow tube, held in the mouth, used by swimmers for breathing underwater.
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A retractable tube fitted in diesel-engine submarines to allow sufficient ventilation that the engines may be used at periscope depth.
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To use a snorkel.
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Origin of snorkel

  • German Schnorchel from dialectal nose (from its resemblance in shape to a nose)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition