dead man's float
noun Date: circa 1946 a prone floating position with the arms extended forward

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dead-man's float — dead′ man s float′ n. spo a prone floating position, with face downward and arms stretched forward • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • dead-man's float — noun a floating position with the face down and arms stretched forward • Syn: ↑prone float • Hypernyms: ↑floating, ↑natation * * * Swimming. a prone floating position, used esp. by beginning swimmers, with face downward, legs extended backward,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead-man's float — Swimming. a prone floating position, used esp. by beginning swimmers, with face downward, legs extended backward, and arms stretched forward. Also called prone float. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • dead man's float — noun : a prone floating position with arms extended forward called also prone float …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead-man's float — noun (singular) AmE a way of floating in water with your body and face turned downwards …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dead-man'sfloat — dead man s float (dĕdʹmănz ) n. A floating position in which a person lies face down and extends the arms forward. * * * …   Universalium

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  • prone float — noun a floating position with the face down and arms stretched forward • Syn: ↑dead man s float • Hypernyms: ↑floating, ↑natation * * * noun : dead man s float …   Useful english dictionary

  • prone float. — See dead man s float. * * * …   Universalium

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