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aq·ua·naut

 (ăk′wə-nôt′, ä′kwə-)
n.
A scuba diver trained to work or take part in scientific research in underwater installations. Also called oceanaut.

aquanaut

(ˈækwənɔːt)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a person who lives and works underwater
2. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a person who swims or dives underwater. Also called: oceanaut
[C20: from aqua + -naut, as in astronaut]

aq•ua•naut

(ˈæk wəˌnɔt, -ˌnɒt, ˈɑ kwə-)

n.
a scuba diver who works for an extended period of time in and around a submerged dwelling.
[1880–85; aqua- + -naut, on the model of aeronaut]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aquanaut - an underwater swimmer equipped with a face mask and foot fins and either a snorkel or an air cylinderaquanaut - an underwater swimmer equipped with a face mask and foot fins and either a snorkel or an air cylinder
bather, natator, swimmer - a person who travels through the water by swimming; "he is not a good swimmer"
2.aquanaut - a skilled worker who can live in underwater installations and participate in scientific researchaquanaut - a skilled worker who can live in underwater installations and participate in scientific research
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
Translations

aquanaut

[ˈækwənɔːt] Nsubmarinista mf

aquanaut

nAquanaut(in) m(f)
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