Definition of snorkel in English:
1A short curved tube for a swimmer to breathe through while keeping the face under water.
- Now swap all skates, helmets and padding for flippers, snorkels and swimsuits.
- If you can breathe through a snorkel, then you are well on the way towards one of the most enriching wildlife experiences of your life.
- Once the swimmer has achieved ideal body position, the snorkel may be taken away to allow him to practice the low-profile breath.
verb (snorkels, snorkeling, snorkeled ; British snorkels, snorkelling, snorkelled)[no object] (often as noun snorkeling) Back to top
Swim using a snorkel: the sea is incredibly clear, which is ideal for snorkeling snorkel around the unspoiled coral reefs
More example sentences
- Its white sandy beach, lapped by crystal clear waters and hundreds of types of colourful fish make it ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
- While running keeps him fit, his passion is scuba diving and snorkelling and exploring the fascinating undersea world.
- Scuba diving and snorkelling among the exotic fish, dolphins, rays and sharks is hugely popular.
1940s: from German Schnorchel.
- Example sentences
- It's also a paradise for beach lovers, scuba divers and snorkelers, with pure-white sands; clear, shallow, 80-degree waters; reefs just offshore; and wrecks to explore.
- Scuba divers and snorkelers explore historic shipwrecks and artificial reefs.
- We watched as snorkeler after snorkeler harassed the lugubrious manatees.