- a springboard.
Origin of diving board
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for diving board
“We used to have a diving-board when we were little shavers,” pursued the major.The Valiants of Virginia
Hallie Erminie Rives
It was a "cricket-bat" willow, and it overhung the diving-board at an angle out of the vertical.The Tower of Oblivion
The thumbs should be locked, the knees slightly bent, and the edge of the diving-board gript well with the toes.
The side dive is made by standing sideways on the diving-board, the forward foot turned so that the toes grip the edge of board.
- a platform or springboard from which swimmers may dive
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