diving board

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noun

a springboard.

Nearby words

  1. divinely,
  2. diviner,
  3. diving,
  4. diving beetle,
  5. diving bell,
  6. diving boat,
  7. diving duck,
  8. diving goiter,
  9. diving petrel,
  10. diving reflex

Origin of diving board

First recorded in 1890–95

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Examples from the Web for diving board

  • The thumbs should be locked, the knees slightly bent, and the edge of the diving-board gript well with the toes.

    Swimming Scientifically Taught|Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
  • It was a "cricket-bat" willow, and it overhung the diving-board at an angle out of the vertical.

    The Tower of Oblivion|Oliver Onions
  • 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.

    Swimming Scientifically Taught|Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
  • “We used to have a diving-board when we were little shavers,” pursued the major.

    The Valiants of Virginia|Hallie Erminie Rives


British Dictionary definitions for diving board

diving board

noun

a platform or springboard from which swimmers may dive
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