follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

back dive

noun
1.
a dive in which the diver stands on the springboard with the back to the water and jumps up, arching backward to land either feetfirst facing the springboard or headfirst facing away from the springboard.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for back dive
Historical Examples
  • He could go off and get married if he wanted to; I could do the Hawaiian back dive!

  • She'd think nothing of making a back dive off the end of the bridge.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • The back dive requires a depth of at least five to six feet.

    Swimming Scientifically Taught Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
  • Amy Lou was frightened and squealed out a little when Betty made a back dive that was greeted with general applause.

    Betty Lee, Sophomore David Goodger (goodger@python.org)

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for back dive

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for back

12
14
Scrabble Words With Friends