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scu·ba

 (sko͞o′bə)
n.
A portable apparatus having a container with compressed air, a regulator that is equipped with a mouthpiece and adjusts the pressure of the released air to match the surrounding pressure, and often a buoyancy compensator, used for breathing under water.

[s(elf-)c(ontained) u(nderwater) b(reathing) a(pparatus).]

scuba

(ˈskjuːbə)
n
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing)
a. an apparatus used in skindiving, consisting of a cylinder or cylinders containing compressed air attached to a breathing apparatus
b. (as modifier): scuba diving.
[C20: from the initials of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus]

scu•ba

(ˈsku bə)

n., pl. -bas, n.
1. 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.
v.i.
2. to scuba-dive.
[1950–55; s(elf)-c(ontained) u(nderwater) b(reathing) a(pparatus)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scuba - a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under waterscuba - a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
breathing apparatus, breathing device, breathing machine, ventilator - a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
cylinder - a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air
oxygen mask - a breathing device that is placed over the mouth and nose; supplies oxygen from an attached storage tank
Translations

scuba

[ˈskuːbə] ADJ scuba divingsubmarinismo m
scuba suittraje m de submarinismo

scuba

[ˈskuːbə] modif [tank, gear, equipment] → de plongée sous-marinescuba dive vifaire de la plongée sous-marinescuba diver nplongeur/euse m/f (sous-marin(e))scuba diving nplongée f sous-marine
to go scuba diving → faire de la plongée sous-marine

scuba

n(Schwimm)tauchgerät nt

scuba

:
scuba dive
scuba diver
nSporttaucher(in) m(f)
scuba diving
nSporttauchen nt

scuba

[ˈskuːbə] nautorespiratore m
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