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diving board

noun
1.
a springboard.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples from the web for diving board
  • The magazine went on to describe the low-gravity appeal of the diving board at a domed lunar resort.
  • Dive or jump straight off the end of the diving board, not towards the side.
  • Two persons had jumped off a diving board near the shoreline and reportedly never resurfaced.
  • Jim decides to write about the time he overcame his fear of the high diving board at the city pool.
  • Repairs structural problems with pools such as steps, diving board or lifeguard stands.
  • Amenities include a play area for children, a swimming raft, a diving board and lifeguards on duty in the summer.
  • May also be displayed near benches and areas where lines may form for the diving board or water slide.
  • Dive only from the end where the diving board is located.
  • It has a fine beach with cement pier and a diving board for swimming.
British Dictionary definitions for diving board

diving board

noun
1.
a platform or springboard from which swimmers may dive
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