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swallow dive

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noun Chiefly British.

swan dive.

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RELATED WORDS

plunge, cannonball, gainer, jackknife

Nearby words

swale, swaledale, swalk, swallet, swallow, swallow dive, swallow hole, swallow one's pride, swallow one's words, swallow-tailed, swallow-tailed coat

Origin of swallow dive

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

swallow dive


noun

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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