swallow dive

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swallow dive

n
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a type of dive in which the diver arches the back while in the air, keeping the legs straight and together and the arms outstretched, finally entering the water headfirst. US and Canadian equivalent: swan dive
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Noun1.swallow dive - a dive in which the diver arches the back with arms outstretched before entering the waterswallow dive - a dive in which the diver arches the back with arms outstretched before entering the water
dive, diving - a headlong plunge into water
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swallow dive

n (Swimming) → tuffo ad angelo
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Eleven minutes after the restart Eden spilled Joel Moon's spiralling kick, and predictably it was McGuire who was perfectly placed to pick up the loose ball and swallow-dive over.
The return of Chris Ashton's swallow-dive try was over-shadowed by the manner of performance and ultimate victory as England's much maligned rugby union stars finally gave their fans something to cheer about.
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The visitors continued to press, and from a five-yard scrum, the ball was well presented from a ruck on the line for Barton to swallow-dive over a pile of players for a spectacular converted try.
The one-day competitions place a big strain on cricketers and fielding standards demand goalkeeping qualities from fast bowlers who used to put the boot in rather than swallow-dive on the boundary edge.
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