springboard

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noun spring·board \ˈspriŋ-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of springboard

  1. 1 :  a flexible board usually secured at one end and used for gymnastic stunts or diving

  2. 2 :  a point of departure :  jumping-off place

Examples of springboard in a sentence

  1. The news served as a springboard for a class discussion.

1799

First Known Use of springboard

1799


SPRINGBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

springboard

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noun spring·board \ˈspriŋ-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of springboard for English Language Learners

  • : a strong, flexible board that is used for jumping very high in gymnastics or diving

  • : something that helps you start an activity or process


SPRINGBOARD Defined for Kids

springboard

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noun spring·board \ˈspriŋ-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of springboard for Students

  1. :  a flexible board usually fastened at one end and used for jumping high in the air in gymnastics or diving



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