full gainer

full gainer
a dive in which the diver takes off facing forward and performs a backward somersault, entering the water feet first and facing away from the springboard.

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  • gainer — noun /ˈɡeɪnə,ˈɡeɪnɚ/ a) One who gains a profit or advantage. b) A diving (or gymnastics) maneuver (from a high dive diving board or high diving platform) involving a simultaneous inversion and rotation. See Also: back gainer, full gainer, gain,… …   Wiktionary

  • gainer — gain•er [[t]ˈgeɪ nər[/t]] n. 1) a person or thing that gains 2) spo a dive in which the diver takes off facing forward and performs a backward rotation, executing either a complete somersault with entry feetfirst into the water (full gainer) or a …   From formal English to slang

  • gainer — /gay neuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that gains. 2. See full gainer. [1530 40; GAIN1 + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Del Gainer — with the Boston Red Sox First baseman Born: November 10, 1886 Montrose, West Virginia Died: J …   Wikipedia

  • fullgainer — full gainer n. A forward dive in which the diver executes a full back somersault before entering the water. * * * …   Universalium

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