Definitions for scubaˈsku bə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scu•baˈsku bə(n.)(pl.)-bas

  1. (n.)a portable breathing device for free-swimming divers, consisting of a mouthpiece joined by hoses to one or two tanks of compressed air that are strapped on the back.

    Category: Sports and Games

  2. (v.i.)to scuba-dive.

    Category: Sports and Games

Origin of scuba:

1950–55; s(elf)-c(ontained) u(nderwater) b(reathing) a(pparatus)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aqualung, Aqua-Lung, scuba(noun)

    a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus

Wiktionary

  1. scuba(Noun)

    An apparatus carried by a diver, which includes a tank holding a mixture of oxygen and other gases, used for breathing underwater.

  2. scuba(Verb)

    To perform scuba diving.

  3. Origin: Acronym of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus

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