Definition of diver in English:

diver

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪvə
 
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noun

  • 1A person who dives as a sport: an Olympic diver
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    • Available only to certified open-water scuba divers, instructional and safety lessons are provided prior to your dive.
    • Fortunately, serious medical problems are not common in recreational scuba divers.
    • An experienced deep-sea diver from Greater Manchester drowned after running out of air, an inquest was told.
  • 1.1A person who wears a diving suit to work under water: a police diver
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    • Police divers and forensic officers were at the canal yesterday as the Force helicopter made several sweeps of the area.
    • This week, police divers joined the operation, swimming through the river's cold, dark waters searching for clues.
    • Members of the fire service's water rescue team also joined the search before police underwater divers turned out at 10.30 pm.
  • 2A large diving waterbird of northern latitudes, with a sleek black or grey head, a straight pointed bill, and short legs set far back under the body. Called loon2 in North America.
    • Family Gaviidae and genus Gavia: five species, including the great northern diver or common loon (G. immer) of both Canada and Eurasia
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    • The latter finds favour with ducks, divers and Canada geese some of which cruised the river.
    • They fear that the turbines could kill rare birds such as golden eagles, black-throated divers and species of wader.
    • But as it's turned out, divers have become the Grey Nurses' greatest friends.

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