half gainer

  1. a dive in which the diver takes off facing forward and performs a backward half-somersault, entering the water headfirst and facing the springboard.

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How to use half gainer in a sentence

  • But the sound of his phone ringing startled him so much he nearly did a half-gainer off the roof.

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British Dictionary definitions for half gainer

half gainer

  1. a type of dive in which the diver completes a half backward somersault to enter the water headfirst facing the diving board: Compare gainer

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