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Speedos used at the Speedo Ice Swim
Swimwear commonly referred to as Speedos
Swimwear commonly referred to as Speedos
Swimwear commonly referred to as Speedos
noun - Speedos are the widely used generic term for men's tight-fitting swim briefs or swimsuits. Specifically, Speedos refer to any brand of racing swimsuits especially those worn in competitive swimming, water polo, open water swimming and diving competitions. The popularity of the Australian Speedo (established 1928) brand racing swimsuit has led to the use of its name to refer to any racing brief regardless of the manufacturer. Speedos are made of fast-drying, form-fitting nylon and spandex (Lycra), polyester or other materials and are cut similar to underwear briefs.

Speedos are worn for various reasons including ease of movement in water, reduction of drag as compared to Board shorts, skin exposure, style, quick drying time, minimization of friction and water retention, and the ability to be worn under pants or shorts.

Synonyms

Speedo, Swim brief, Swimsuit, Competition brief, Togs, Bathers, Racer bathers, Posing briefs, Racing brief, Banana hammock, Budgie smugglers, Bikini, Cossie, Swimmers, Swimming costume, Bathing costume, Bathing suit, Swimming trunks, Trunks, Grape smugglers, Sluggos

Brands and Manufacturers

Speedo, TYR, Nike, Dolfin, Arena, Kiefer, Adidas, aussieBum, Nautica.

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