diver


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Diver \Div"er\, n.
   1. One who, or that which, dives.
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            Divers and fishers for pearls.        --Woodward.
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   2. Fig.: One who goes deeply into a subject, study, or
      business. "A diver into causes." --Sir H. Wotton.
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   3. (Zool.) Any bird of certain genera, as Urinator
      (formerly Colymbus), or the allied genus Colymbus, or
      Podiceps, remarkable for their agility in diving.
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   Note: The northern diver (Urinator imber) is the loon; the
         black diver or velvet scoter (Oidemia fusca) is a sea
         duck. See Loon, and Scoter.
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