Dictionary

springboard

noun spring·board \ˈspriŋ-ˌbrd\

: a strong, flexible board that is used for jumping very high in gymnastics or diving

: something that helps you start an activity or process

Full Definition of SPRINGBOARD

1
:  a flexible board usually secured at one end and used for gymnastic stunts or diving
2
:  a point of departure :  jumping-off place

Examples of SPRINGBOARD

  1. The news served as a springboard for a class discussion.

First Known Use of SPRINGBOARD

1799

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: springbokPrevious Word in the Dictionary: spring blockAll Words Near: springboard
May 28, 2015
fictioneer Hear it
someone who writes fiction
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears