snor|kel [ˈsno:kəl US ˈsno:r-] n
gauge, ↑mask, ↑snorkel
[Date: 1900-2000; : German; Origin: schnorchel]
a tube that allows someone who is swimming to breathe air under water
This is the best snorkel at that price.

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  • snorkel — I. noun Etymology: German Schnorchel Date: 1944 1. a tube housing air intake and exhaust pipes for a submarine s diesel engine that can be extended above the water s surface so that the engines can be operated while the submarine is submerged 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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