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 (plural duck dives)

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


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.

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