back dive


: a dive from a position facing the diving board

Examples of back dive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His first dive was a prerequisite back dive from the pike position. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 May 2023 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 |,, 17 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of back dive was in 1897

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“Back dive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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