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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A swimmer provided with breathing apparatus and other equipment to execute underwater maneuvers, especially military maneuvers.

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  • n. A diver, especially one in a diving suit (as opposed to one in scuba gear).
  • n. A US Navy SEAL.

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  • n. someone who works underwater

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  • Amateur frogmen discover a pair of human legs buried
    Mafia-style in cement, deep in an Austrian lake.

    - Peter Reading, Ukulele Music, 1985

    May 30, 2009