handspring

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noun hand·spring \ ˈhan(d)-ˌspriŋ \

Definition of handspring

: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.

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First Known Use of handspring

1833


HANDSPRING Defined for English Language Learners

handspring

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Definition of handspring for English Language Learners

  • : 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


HANDSPRING Defined for Kids

handspring

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noun hand·spring \ ˈhand-ˌspriŋ \

Definition of handspring for Students

: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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