deadman's float

dead-man's float

noun Swimming.
a prone floating position, used especially by beginning swimmers, with face downward, legs extended backward, and arms stretched forward.
Also called prone float.


Origin:
1945–50

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dead-man's float

noun
a floating position with the face down and arms stretched forward 
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