backbend

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noun back·bend \ˈbak-ˌbend\

Definition of backbend

  1. :  a movement or pose (as in gymnastics or yoga) in which the body is arched backwards … this action supports your lower back and generates a strong lift of the belly out of the pelvis to help release the spine into a deep backbend. — Barbara Benagh

First Known Use of backbend

1946


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