Definition of half gainer in English:

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half gainer

Pronunciation: /ˌhaf ˈɡānər/

noun

A dive in which the diver leaves the diving board facing forward, does a half-somersault backward, and enters the water head first facing the board.
Example sentences
  • I mastered the swan, the half gainer, full gainer, ‘jack knife,’ and the front one and a half.
  • If I wasn't running around playing ‘Guns’ in the apartment complex I would be at the pool doing half gainers or playing marco polo.
  • Some older divers were practicing, and lo and behold they were doing full gainers, and half gainers and doing them very nicely.
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