snorkel

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English[edit]

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A snorkel (definition 1) used by swimmers

Etymology[edit]

From German Schnorchel ‎(nose, snout), related to schnarchen ‎(to snore). So called from its resemblance to a nose and its noise when in use. The anglicized spelling first recorded 1949.

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Noun[edit]

snorkel ‎(plural snorkels)

  1. A hollow tube, held in the mouth, used by swimmers for breathing underwater.
  2. 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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Verb[edit]

snorkel ‎(third-person singular simple present snorkels, present participle (UK) snorkelling or (US) snorkeling, simple past and past participle (UK) snorkelled or (US) snorkeled)

  1. To use a snorkel.

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Noun[edit]

snorkel m (plural snorkels)

  1. snorkel (hollow tube used for breathing underwater)