What does aqualung mean?

aqualung meaning in General Dictionary

an apparatus containing compressed air or any other oxygen fuel blend allowing a person to inhale under water also referred to as a scuba

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  • a tool (trade name Aqua-Lung) that allows scuba divers inhale under liquid; scuba is short for for self-contained underwater breathing equipment

aqualung meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1950, from aqua- + lung. Developed 1943 by Jacques Cousteau and Emile Gagnan.