full gainer

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full gainer

A forward dive in which the diver executes a full back somersault before entering the water.
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(ˈgeɪ nər)

1. a person or thing that gains.
2. a dive in which the diver takes off facing forward and performs a backward rotation, executing either a complete somersault with entry feetfirst into the water (full gainer) or a half-somersault with entry headfirst (half gainer).
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Noun1.full gainer - a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward to complete a full backward somersault and enters the water feet first and facing away from the diving board
dive, diving - a headlong plunge into water
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