One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in diving) a dive in which a complete backwards somersault is performed before entering the water feet first.
- ‘Some older divers were practicing, and lo and behold they were doing full gainers, and half gainers and doing them very nicely.’
- ‘We'll have to do back flips and full gainers with a three quarter twist.’
- ‘But going swimming and doing full gainers off diving boards helped out soo much.’
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