diving competition from a springboard into water, the contestants being judged chiefly by their grace and control in executing a specified series of dives in a prescribed manner.
noun 1. any of the series of specified dives executed in fancy diving, as the jackknife or gainer.
noun 1. a costume for a ball, masquerade, etc., chosen to please the fancy, usually a costume characteristic of a particular period or place, class of persons, or historical or fictitious character. noun 1.
noun 1. a common fern, Dryopteris austriaca spinulosa, having delicate, lacy leaves and used extensively in floral arrangements.
- Fancy footwork
noun phrase Very adroit evasion; clever dodging and maneuver: It will take fancy footwork to explain this one/ The American Medical Association tried a little fast footwork before Congress last week (1900+ Sports)