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diving board

noun
1.
a springboard.
Origin of diving board
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • Diving followed, both from the edge of the bath and from the diving board.

  • Johnny Simms did not jounce up and down on the diving board to start.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • As I came toward them she left the group and climbed up on the diving board.

    The Plotters Alexander Blade
  • A boat was circling round and round helplessly some way beyond the diving board.

    A Bachelor Husband Ruby M. Ayres
  • I had been standing on the diving board and on the spur of the moment I went off backwards.

British Dictionary definitions for diving board

diving board

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