• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hell-diver (Zoöl) The dabchick.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hell-diver A grebe.
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In literature:

A lonesome hell diver flipped down out of sight as Bob appeared.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Down yo' goes like a ol' hell diver.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
Unobserving gunners conclude that he has gone to the bottom of the lake, and call him the hell-diver.
"Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road" by Katharine Lee Bates
Then shall those be its tormentors in hell-torment, who had before allured it by divers pleasures to those sins.
"The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church" by Ælfric
Ye're gettin' to be a reg'lar hell-diver, you are, and, my eye!
"The Viking Blood" by Frederick William Wallace