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- n. A piece of equipment consisting of an oxygen tank and breathing apparatus used by divers to allow them to breathe underwater at depth.
- v. To scuba dive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an apparatus containing compressed air or other oxygen-gas mixture, permitting a person to breathe under water; -- also called a scuba.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
Aqualung was the original name for the first open-circuit SCUBA diving equipment by Emile Gagnan and Jacques Cousteau in 1943. (Wiktionary)