springboard

noun spring·board \ ˈspriŋ-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of springboard

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

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First Known Use of springboard

1799


SPRINGBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

springboard

noun

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

noun spring·board \ ˈspriŋ-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of springboard for Students

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


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