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half gainer

noun, Diving.
1.
a dive in which the diver takes off facing forward and performs a backward half-somersault, entering the water headfirst and facing the springboard.
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half gainer

noun
1.
a type of dive in which the diver completes a half backward somersault to enter the water headfirst facing the diving board Compare gainer
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