diving board


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Their results revealed a structural weak point, which the researchers called a torsional spring, in the pitcher’s neck: when a raindrop hits the lid, the weak spot buckles and forces the lid to flick downward, similar to a diving board. Darren Incorvaia, Scientific American, 3 Oct. 2022 And finally Greg Louganis hits head on diving board, goes on to win gold medal. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2022 Back in the day, there was a high diving board and epic card games like pan poker. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2022 These often tend to be flimsy, sometimes flexing like a diving board. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 16 Sep. 2022 The princess looked reflective from her perch on the diving board of Jonikal, the superyacht owned by Mohammed Al Fayed, father of her companion Dodi Al Fayed, on August 24, 1997. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2022 Edsel Ford's first wooden diving board was custom designed by Jens Jensen in 1926 and Ford bought it in 1928 for $150. Chandra Fleming, Detroit Free Press, 2 Aug. 2022 Kristen Stewart appears to be lounging on a diving board in midair. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 7 June 2022 Some kids stepped up to the diving board, hoping for a graceful dive but ending in a half belly flop. Madison Smalstig, The Indianapolis Star, 11 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diving board was in 1891

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“Diving board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diving%20board. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

diving board


: a flexible board fastened at one end and used for diving into water
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