diving board

Origin of diving board

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for diving board

Historical Examples of 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 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

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for diving board

diving board

noun
  1. a platform or springboard from which swimmers may dive
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