Meaning of breathing apparatus in English:

breathing apparatus

Translate breathing apparatus into Spanish


  • 1The respiratory system of an animal, or part of this.

  • 2Equipment that enables breathing in airless or toxic environments, as in diving, mining, firefighting, etc.

  • 3Equipment that maintains respiration in cases of respiratory damage or failure.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.