from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A flexible board from which a dive may be executed, secured at one end and projecting over water at the other. Also called springboard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A springboard used for diving into water.
  • n. A diving platform.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a springboard from which swimmers can dive


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  • I stood on the walk looking up at the house, holding my packed carpetbag, and I was like a man on a diving board far higher than any oilier he's ever dared.

    Time and Again

  • She was watching as Denny leaped off the diving board and did a flip into Cally’s swimming pool.

    She’s Got the Beat


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