back dive

noun

Definition of back dive

: a dive from a position facing the diving board

Examples of back dive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Next question: How high is the dive from the top platform of the Bravo Eugenia and can Jerry Jones execute a back dive with two full somersaults? David Moore, Dallas News, 30 May 2020 Children learn all kinds of things at camp, not just how to do a back dive or carve a walking stick. Beth Thames | Bethmthames@gmail.com, al.com, 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of back dive

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Back dive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%20dive. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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