hang five

vp To put five toes over the nose of a surfboard. What a hotdogger! He always hangs five when people are watching. 1960s

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  • hang five — AND hang ten tv. to stand toward the front of a surfboard or diving board and hang the toes of one or both feet over the edge. (Teens and collegiate.) □ The coach told her to hang ten and not to look down. □ Get out there and hang five. You can… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hang five — phrasal : to ride a surfboard with the weight of the body forward and the toes of one foot turned over the front edge of the board * * * hang five, Surfing. to curl the toes of one foot over the edge of a surfboard …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang five — verb To perform a longboard move where the surfer goes to the front of the board and rides from there, one foot on the nose and the five toes of that foot extended out over the front of the nose, the other foot placed further back. See Also:… …   Wiktionary

  • hang five — vb to ride a surfboard (at near optimum speed or full stretch) with the toes of one foot hooked over the front. From the jargon of American surfers since the early 1960s. See also hang ten …   Contemporary slang

  • Hang five — ride a surfboard standing on the nose of the board with the toes of one foot over the edge …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • hang five — Australian Slang ride a surfboard standing on the nose of the board with the toes of one foot over the edge …   English dialects glossary

  • hang five — v. surf while standing towrd the front of the board …   English slang

  • hang ten — {v.}, {slang} 1. To be an outstanding performer on a surfboard or on a skateboard (referring to the user s ten toes). * /I bet I am going to be able to hang ten if you let me practice on your skateboard./ 2. To be a survivor despite great odds. * …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hang ten — {v.}, {slang} 1. To be an outstanding performer on a surfboard or on a skateboard (referring to the user s ten toes). * /I bet I am going to be able to hang ten if you let me practice on your skateboard./ 2. To be a survivor despite great odds. * …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hang — [haŋ] vt. HUNG, hanging; for vt. 3 & vi. 5, hanged is the preferred pt. & pp. hung [ME hangen, with form < OE vi. hangian & ON vi. hanga; senses < these, also < OE vt. hon & ON caus. v. hengja; akin to Ger vi. hangen, vt. hängen, to… …   English World dictionary

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