headstand

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noun head·stand \ˈhed-ˌstand\

Definition of headstand

  1. :  the gymnastic feat of standing on one's head usually with support from the hands

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First Known Use of headstand

circa 1934


HEADSTAND Defined for English Language Learners

headstand

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Definition of headstand for English Language Learners

  • : the act of positioning your body so that your head and hands are on the floor and your legs and feet are straight up in the air


HEADSTAND Defined for Kids

headstand

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noun head·stand \ˈhed-ˌstand\

Definition of headstand for Students

  1. :  the act of standing on the head with support from the hands

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