duck dive

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From the way a duck puts its head down and bottom up in the air when diving underwater.


duck dive (third-person singular simple present duck dives, present participle duck diving, simple past and past participle duck dived)

  1. (surfing) to push one's surfboard (usually a shortboard) underwater nose-first, to get the surfer and board under a wave that has broken or is just about to break.


duck dive (plural duck dives)

  1. (surfing) the action of duck diving (see verb).

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