headstand

play
noun head·stand \ ˈhed-ˌstand \

Definition of headstand

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

Recent Examples of headstand from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'headstand.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of headstand

circa 1934


HEADSTAND Defined for English Language Learners

headstand

play
noun

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

play
noun head·stand \ ˈhed-ˌstand \

Definition of headstand for Students

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

Learn More about headstand


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up headstand? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to curse or denounce

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!