Definition of “diving bell” - English Dictionary

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“diving bell” in British English

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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. 

(Definition of “diving bell” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)