Meaning of swan dive

swan' dive"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Diving. Diving.
  1. a forward dive in which the diver while in the air assumes a position with the arms outstretched at shoulder height and the legs straight and together, and enters the water with the arms stretched above the head. Also called,

swan-dive

Pronunciation: (swon'dīv"), [key]
— -dived, -div•ing.
  1. to perform a swan dive.
  2. to decrease suddenly and decisively; plummet: Stock prices swan-dived overnight.
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