head·​stand ˈhed-ˌstand How to pronounce headstand (audio)
: the gymnastic feat of standing on one's head usually with support from the hands

Examples of headstand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last summer, Dua shared a video of herself knocking out a solid headstand. Emily Shiffer, Women's Health, 23 Aug. 2023 Young’s wild onstage antics helped establish Pavement’s reputation early on, with the drummer handing out cabbage, mashed potatoes, and cinnamon toast to fans and doing headstands while the group performed live. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 17 Aug. 2023 And this crow’s pose into another tripod headstand, which is a definite core burner: This content is imported from instagram. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 10 July 2023 Dua is also an accomplished yogi, and shares some of her headstands on IG, which are totally impressive. Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 22 June 2023 That is to say, Prince Harry’s pa, who likes to do headstands naked in public, is having a little bash to formally name himself the king following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, last September. Vulture, 4 May 2023 After a long wait in the corrals, the Rock ‘n’ Roll production outdoes itself with a full lineup of stretching exercises by trainers, dancing acts, a DJ throwing beats, even a muscle man in black suspenders performing headstands on a tower of cafeteria trays propped up by tumbler glasses. Nicholas Triolo, Outside Online, 21 Mar. 2023 Related Story Gisele Bündchen Shared Her Yoga Moves In New IG Over the years, the model has shared some BTS from her yoga routine, from headstands, to fun stretch seshes with her daughter, to core work in boat pose. Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 21 Apr. 2023 Ah, the elusive headstand. Shauna Harrison, SELF, 28 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of headstand was circa 1934

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“Headstand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headstand. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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head·​stand ˈhed-ˌstand How to pronounce headstand (audio)
: the acrobatic feat of standing on one's head usually with support from the hands
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