breather : Idioms & Phrases

snorkel breather

  • noun air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time
    snorkel; schnorkel; schnorchel; breather.

take a breather

  • verb take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
    breathe; catch one's breath; rest.

water breather

Wa"ter breath"er
  1. (Zoöl.) Any arthropod that breathes by means of gills.
Webster 1913