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A dive in which the diver springs from the board facing forward, rotates backward in the air in a half backward somersault, and enters the water headfirst, facing the board.
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a type of dive in which the diver completes a half backward somersault to enter the water headfirst facing the diving board. Compare gainer
1. a person or thing that gains.
2. a dive in which the diver takes off facing forward and performs a backward rotation, executing either a complete somersault with entry feetfirst into the water (full gainer) or a half-somersault with entry headfirst (half gainer).