Definition of headstand
: the gymnastic feat of standing on one's head usually with support from the hands
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Putting myself out there was as frightening as those damn headstands everyone else kicked into so gracefully.
Some kicked back and relaxed, while others practiced yoga poses (special shout out to the woman who did a headstand on her paddleboard) and cruised up and down the historic waterway.
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First Known Use of headstand
HEADSTAND Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of headstand for Students
: the act of standing on the head with support from the hands
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