noun. ['ˈsnɔrkəl'] 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.
- breathing apparatus
- breathing machine
noun. ['ˈsnɔrkəl'] air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time.
- air passage
- air duct
- snorkel breather
verb. ['ˈsnɔrkəl'] dive with a snorkel.
Example sentences of the word snorkel
1. Verb, base form
You only need to snorkel within a few hundred feet off shore to see the sea life.
Check out the best spots in the region to get out that snorkel mask or boogie board for a day in the water.
3. Noun, singular or mass
Employees at the store will help you find a mask that fits you properly and match you with a snorkel that best fits your ability and snorkeling needs.
4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Always snorkel with at least one other person, and don't stray too far from your boat or from your swim buddy at any time.
5. Verb, past participle
The park has snorkel boat tours (offered through a contractor) of the outlying coral reefs, and a snorkeling kit is included in these tours.
6. Verb, past tense
Feel the cool of silky coral sand that doesn't heat with the weather, snorkel the 225-yard underwater Trail of Reefs, or photograph through the crystal clear waters.