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Fosbury flop(ˈfɒzbərɪ; -brɪ)
(Athletics (Track & Field)) athletics a modern high-jumping technique whereby the jumper clears the bar headfirst and backwards
[C20: named after Dick Fosbury (born 1947), US winner of men's high jump at Mexico Olympics in 1968, who perfected the technique]
The modern style of high jumping in which an athlete jumps head first over a bar, with their back to the bar.
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Fosbury flop[ˈfɒzbərɪˌflɒp] N (Sport) → fosbury-flop m
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