headstand

noun
head·​stand | \ ˈhed-ˌstand How to pronounce headstand (audio) \

Definition of headstand

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

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George didn’t participate in the headstand action, but did entertain himself by playing with a rainbow slinky. Can’t get enough of PEOPLE’s Royals coverage? Christina Butan, PEOPLE.com, "Kate Middleton Used the Ultimate Mom Hack at George and Charlotte's Polo Playdate," 13 June 2018 Unlike classic headstand, this pose allows the neck to lengthen freely, which is especially helpful for those with a curve imbalance. Lauren Depino, Glamour, "My Scoliosis Caused Me Pain and Shame—Then It Helped Me Learn to Find Alignment," 10 Apr. 2019 An acrobatic couple have been criticized for performing a one-handed headstand inches away from a cargo plane on a beach infamous for low-flying jets. Fox News, "Couple criticized for pulling 'stupid' stunt in Saint Martin one year after woman dies on same beach," 9 July 2018 An acrobatic couple have been criticized for performing a one-handed headstand inches away from a cargo plane on a beach infamous for low-flying jets. Fox News, "Couple criticized for pulling 'stupid' stunt in Saint Martin one year after woman dies on same beach," 9 July 2018 An acrobatic couple have been criticized for performing a one-handed headstand inches away from a cargo plane on a beach infamous for low-flying jets. Fox News, "Couple criticized for pulling 'stupid' stunt in Saint Martin one year after woman dies on same beach," 9 July 2018 An acrobatic couple have been criticized for performing a one-handed headstand inches away from a cargo plane on a beach infamous for low-flying jets. Fox News, "Couple criticized for pulling 'stupid' stunt in Saint Martin one year after woman dies on same beach," 9 July 2018 The First Lady can still do cartwheels but has had to give up headstands because of her problems with her neck. Good Housekeeping, "Betty Ford on the Value of a Homemaker," 27 Jan. 2014 Any activity the group feels may cause pain or bring harm to the elephant—walking a tightrope, riding a bicycle, or doing headstands, for instance—has been prohibited. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Is It Ever Okay to Ride Elephants While on Vacation? It’s Complicated...," 18 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of headstand

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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headstand

noun

English Language Learners Definition of headstand

: 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

noun
head·​stand | \ ˈhed-ˌstand How to pronounce headstand (audio) \

Kids Definition of headstand

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

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