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swallow dive

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noun Chiefly British.
  1. swan dive.

Origin of swallow dive

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for swallow dive

swallow dive

noun
  1. a type of dive in which the diver arches back while in the air, keeping his legs straight and together and his arms oustretched, finally entering the water headfirstUS and Canadian equivalent: swan dive
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