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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.
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) the US and Canadian name for swallow dive
a forward dive in which the diver while in the air has the back arched with the arms extended sideways and the legs straight and together, and enters the water with the arms stretched above the head.
v.i. -dived -dove, -dived, -div•ing.
1. to perform a swan dive.
2. to decrease suddenly; plummet.
n (US) → Schwalbensprung m