diving board


noun

a springboard.

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Origin of diving board

First recorded in 1890–95
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Example sentences 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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