swan dive


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swan dive

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.

swan dive

n
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) the US and Canadian name for swallow dive

swan′ dive`


n.
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.

swan′-dive`



v.i. -dived -dove, -dived, -div•ing.
1. to perform a swan dive.
2. to decrease suddenly; plummet.
[1895–1905]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swan dive - a dive in which the diver arches the back with arms outstretched before entering the waterswan dive - a dive in which the diver arches the back with arms outstretched before entering the water
dive, diving - a headlong plunge into water
Translations

swan dive

n (US) → Schwalbensprung m
References in classic literature ?
Some white man must have taught him, for he made the proper swan dive and did it as beautifully as I have ever seen it.
She beckoned the boy of the swan dive nearer to her, and signed to him to dive over again.
She took no notice, but held up the gold coin before the eyes of the boy of the swan dive.
Surrey: Argentina fullback Juan Imhoff has promised not to repeat his spectacular World Cup swan dive try against Ireland that has made him a social network sensation.
Unfortunately neither Lola, whose position wasn't quite enough to secure a place on the tour or Cheryl, who did a rather impressive swan dive at the arena back in 2012, were on stage but fortunately for the slightly more subdued than expected audience, there were others intent on making an impression.
Saracens hit back two minutes later when Ashton was sent over for a trademark swan dive but they were unable to get the bonus point and that could prove invaluable for Leinster in the qualification race.
In front of Moyes, he produced a swan dive, while Brendan Rodgers looked on with a grin.
The recent swan dive by the Russian ruble only deepened worries about the global economy.
That club did the swan dive down the divisions long before the likes of Nottingham Forest and Leeds made a spell among the muck and nettles of the third tier fashionable.
Scotland were already one try down following Liam Williams' swan dive in the corner when Hogg became just the third man ever - and first since Scott Murray in 2006 - to be sent off while wearing Dark Blue.
He gained plaudits for his bravery in attempting a swan dive, which he claims has now been renamed 'The Omid'.
Ewen, on the other hand, inspired by the Olympics and Tom Daley in trunks, opted to make a splash by learning how to swan dive from the top platform at the Edinburgh Commonwealth Pool.