Definitions for frogmanˈfrɒgˌmæn, -mən, ˈfrɔg-; -ˌmɛn, -mən

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word frogman

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

frog•manˈfrɒgˌmæn, -mən, ˈfrɔg-; -ˌmɛn, -mən(n.)(pl.)-men

  1. a swimmer specially equipped with air tanks, wet suit, diving mask, etc., for underwater demolition, salvage, military operations, scientific exploration, and the like.

Origin of frogman:

1940–45

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diver, frogman, underwater diver(noun)

    someone who works underwater

Wiktionary

  1. frogman(Noun)

    A diver, especially one in a diving suit (as opposed to one in scuba gear).

  2. frogman(Noun)

    A US Navy SEAL.

Freebase

  1. Frogman

    A frogman is someone who is trained in scuba diving or swimming underwater in a tactical capacity which includes combat. Such personnel are also known by the more formal names of combat diver, or combatant diver, or combat swimmer. "Combat swimming" is often used to mean "combat diving", but, according to some, strictly speaking means surface swimming without a breathing apparatus for coastal or ship infiltration. Such actions are a historical form of "frogman" activity and an important feature of naval special operations. The term '"frogman" is often popularly used to refer to a civilian scuba diver. The word arose around 1940 from the appearance of a diver in shiny drysuit and large fins. Though the preferred term by scuba users is "diver", the "frogman" epithet persists in informal usage by non-divers, especially in the media and often in reference to professional scuba divers such as in a police role. Some sport diving clubs include the word "Frogmen" in their names. In the U.S. military the United States Intelligence Community, divers trained in scuba or CCUBA who deploy for tactical assault missions are called "combat divers". This term is used to refer to the Navy SEALs, operatives of the CIA's Special Activities Division, elements of Marine Recon, Army Ranger RRD members, Army Special Forces divers, Air Force Pararescue, Air Force Combat Controllers and the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal units.


Translations for frogman

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

frogman(noun)

an underwater swimmer who uses breathing apparatus and flippers.

Get even more translations for frogman »

Translation

Find a translation for the frogman definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these frogman definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"frogman." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 24 Jul 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/frogman>.

Are we missing a good definition for frogman?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for frogman: