Div"er (?), n.
One who, or that which, dives.
Divers and fishers for pearls.
Fig.: One who goes deeply into a subject, study, or business.
Sir H. Wotton.
Any bird of certain genera, as Urinator (formerly Colymbus), or the allied genus Colymbus, or Podiceps, remarkable for their agility in diving.
⇒ The northern diver (Urinator imber) is the loon; the black diver or velvet scoter (Oidemia fusca) is a sea duck. See Loon, and Scoter.
© Webster 1913.