snorkel

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English[edit]

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A snorkel (definition 1) used by swimmers

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Schnorchel ((submarine) snorkel), related to schnarchen (to snore). Thus named because of the submarine snorkel's functional similarity to a nose and because of its noise when in use. The anglicized spelling was first recorded in 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.
    Synonyms: snort

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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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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the 1949. Borrowing from English snorkel, from German Schnorchel. The German word was coined in the 1940s to describe the Dutch snuiver.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsnɔr.kəl/
  • Hyphenation: snor‧kel

Noun[edit]

snorkel m (plural snorkels, diminutive snorkeltje n)

  1. snorkel (swimming gear, breathing tube)
  2. submarine snorkel, snort
    • 1949 March 10, "De macht op zee", Amigoe di Curaçao, vol. 65, issue 5670, page 1.
      De snorkel stelt de duikboot in staat om onder water „adem te halen", en zodoende kan zij voor onbepaalde tijd onder water blijven.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    Synonyms: snuiver

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Portuguese[edit]

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Noun[edit]

snorkel m (plural snorkels)

  1. snorkel (hollow tube used for breathing underwater)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

snorkel m (plural snorkels)

  1. snorkel
  2. snorkelling