dead-man's float


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dead-man's float

(dĕd′mănz′)
n.
A floating position in which a person lies face down and extends the arms forward.
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dead′-man's` float′


n.
a prone floating position, with face downward and arms stretched forward.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.dead-man's float - a floating position with the face down and arms stretched forward
floating, natation - the act of someone who floats on the water
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