Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who swims.
- n. An animal which is well adapted for swimming, or which swims habitually. Specifically— In ornithology, a swimming bird; a natatorial web-footed or fin-footed bird; any member of the old order Natatores; a water-fowl.
- n. A protuberance on the leg of a horse.
- n. Something that swims or floats or is used as a float.
- n. In brewing, a metallic vessel floated on the wort in a fermenting-tun, and used to hold ice or iced water for absorbing the heat produced by the fermentation.
- n. A swimming-bladder.
- n. The light bag, usually cigar-shaped or fish-shaped, within an open net of cords, which incloses buoyant gas and is employed to support the machinery and crew of a dirigible balloon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who swims.
- n. (Far.) A protuberance on the leg of a horse.
- n. (Zoöl.) A swimming bird; one of the natatores.
- n. a person who travels through the water by swimming
- n. a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets
- From swim + -er. (Wiktionary)
“An international swimmer is basically maxing out their digestive system to produce as much energy as possible to spend as much time in the pool as possible.”
“Did the swimmer from the island trade places with him somehow?”
“Matthew Mitcham, the young Australian swimmer, is already came out famously just a few months ago.”
“First swimmer from the University of Wyoming to make an Olympic swim team.”
“Sarmad Abdel Ilah, a former national champion swimmer, is teaching the kids his sport almost from scratch.”
“They join swimmer Ian Crocker as the only athletes to win the honor twice.”
“I pointed out that she could tip, hit her head, swallow water, have a heart attack/stroke .. .whatever ... being a good swimmer is irrelevant.”
“The strong swimmer is in the lake at Glencarrick; he swims for life and death; the little child is on his back; wet and bewildered; he feels the touch of its small soft frightened lips, pressed coaxingly on his neck, on his shoulder; he hears its terrified cry over the waters: "Clephane! my darlin 'Clephane!" he sees Clephane sinking - sinking - sinking - among reeds and a tangled network of weeds.”
“8: 27: Phelps first again American swimmer Michael Phelps won his fourth gold medal in Athens, placing first in the 200 IM in 1: 57.14, an Olympic record.”
“The West Australian reported damage to the black bathing suit of Bryn Martin, the missing swimmer, which is consistent with what a great white shark would cause, according to fisheries experts.”
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