diving bellnoun [ C ]uk /ˈdaɪ.vɪŋ ˌbel/ us /ˈdaɪ.vɪŋ ˌbel/
Examples from literature
- The diving bell, which uses outside water pressure to keep air inside it, was mentioned by Aristotle in the 4th century BCE.
- He made a descent in a diving bell, which was used to try to reach wrecked treasure ships.
- I am not sure but the diving bell is getting somewhat out of use now.
- So he had decided to remove such obstructions at the proper moment through divers or a diving bell.
- The first diving bell we read of was a very large kettle suspended by ropes with the mouth downwards, and planks fixed in the middle of its concavity.
- We saw a diving bell in the great hall, which is frequently put into action, and visitors are allowed to descend.