springboard


spring·board

noun \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

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