from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A breathing apparatus used by swimmers and skin divers, consisting of a long tube held in the mouth.
- n. A retractable vertical tube in a diesel-engine submarine that contains air-intake and exhaust pipes for the engines and for ventilation, permitting extended periods of submergence at periscope depth.
- intransitive v. To dive using a snorkel.
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- n. A hollow tube, held in the mouth, used by swimmers for breathing underwater.
- n. A retractable tube fitted in diesel-engine submarines to allow sufficient ventilation that the engines may be used at periscope depth.
- v. To use a snorkel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time
- v. dive with a snorkel
- n. breathing device consisting of a bent tube fitting into a swimmer's mouth and extending above the surface; allows swimmer to breathe while face down in the water
German Schnorchel, from dialectal, nose (from its resemblance in shape to a nose).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)