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handspring

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noun hand·spring \-ˌspriŋ\

Simple Definition of handspring

  • : a fast movement in which you jump forward or backward, land on your hands, swing your legs up and over your body, and then land on your feet

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of handspring

  1. :  an acrobatic feat in which the body turns forward or backward in a full circle from a standing position and lands first on the hands and then on the feet

Examples of handspring in a sentence

  1. He did a handspring on the lawn.



1875

First Known Use of handspring

1875


HANDSPRING Defined for Kids

handspring

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noun hand·spring \ˈhand-ˌspriŋ\

Definition of handspring for Students

  1. :  a movement in which a person turns the body forward or backward in a full circle from a standing position and lands first on the hands and then on the feet




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