swan dive
noun Date: 1898 a front dive executed with the head back, back arched, and arms spread sideways and then brought together above the head to form a straight line with the body as the diver enters the water

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • swan-dive — swan′ dive v. i. dived dove, dived, div•ing 1) cvb spo to perform a swan dive 2) cvb to decrease suddenly; plummet • Etymology: 1895–1905 …   From formal English to slang

  • swan dive — swan′ dive n. spo a forward dive in which the diver while in the air has the back arched with the arms extended sideways and the legs straight and together, and enters the water with the arms stretched above the head …   From formal English to slang

  • swan dive — ☆ swan dive n. a forward dive in which the legs are held straight and together, the back is arched, and the arms are stretched out to the sides: the arms are brought forward and together just before entering the water …   English World dictionary

  • swan dive — noun a dive in which the diver arches the back with arms outstretched before entering the water • Syn: ↑swallow dive • Hypernyms: ↑dive, ↑diving * * * noun : a front dive executed with the trunk extended, head back, back arched, and arms spread… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swan Dive — Founded in 1995, Swan Dive is an American musical duo composed of Bill DeMain and Molly Felder. Swan Dive is best known for their album Circle , released in 1998. Their music is classified as bossa nova / pop.Swan Dive has appeared on Late Night… …   Wikipedia

  • swan-dive — /swon duyv /, v.i., swan dived, swan diving. 1. to perform a swan dive. 2. to decrease suddenly and decisively; plummet: Stock prices swan dived overnight. * * * …   Universalium

  • swan-dive — /swon duyv /, v.i., swan dived, swan diving. 1. to perform a swan dive. 2. to decrease suddenly and decisively; plummet: Stock prices swan dived overnight …   Useful english dictionary

  • swan-dive — verb a) to perform a swan dive b) to plummet, drop rapidly …   Wiktionary

  • swan dive — Synonyms and related words: belly buster, belly flop, belly whopper, cannonball, crash dive, dive, drop, fall, gainer, header, jackknife, nose dive, parachute jump, pitch, plunge, pounce, power dive, running dive, sky dive, stationary dive, stoop …   Moby Thesaurus

  • swan dive — Diving. a forward dive in which the diver while in the air assumes a position with the arms outstretched at shoulder height and the legs straight and together, and enters the water with the arms stretched above the head. Also called, esp. Brit.,… …   Universalium

  • swan dive — noun a) A forward dive performed with an arched back, the legs together, starting with arms outstretched when jumping, bringing them over the head when landing. b) A similar movement out of the water. Syn: swallow dive …   Wiktionary

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