Definition of pearl diver in English:

pearl diver


  • A person who dives for pearl oysters.

    • ‘Once the supply of pearls available through trade was exhausted, the Spanish began organizing pearl-harvesting ventures involving the use of slaves as pearl divers.’
    • ‘One such edict imposed the death penalty on anyone forcing a free Indian to become a pearl diver.’
    • ‘In this fishy world, the pearl diver emerges as a strange kind of hero.’
    • ‘Kino is a young pearl diver who feels his obligation to his family very strongly.’
    • ‘A champion Greek pearl diver might possibly be able to work with that, but not I’