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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A forward dive performed with the legs straight together, the back arched, and the arms stretched out from the sides and then brought together over the head as the diver enters the water.

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  • n. A forward dive performed with an arched back, the legs together, starting with arms outstretched when jumping, bringing them over the head when landing.
  • n. A similar movement out of the water.
  • n. a sharp drop, sharp decline

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  • n. a dive in which the diver arches the back with arms outstretched before entering the water

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  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
    noun
    Date: 1898
    : a front dive executed with the head back, back arched, and arms spread sideways and then brought together above the head to form a straight line with the body as the diver enters the water

    February 2, 2008