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Definition of "handspring" [hand•spring]

  • A gymnastic feat in which the body is flipped completely forward or backward from an upright position, landing first on the hands and then on the feet. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "handspring" in a sentence
  • "On the other end, Butler players were doing various forms of victory acrobatics: Ronald Nored doing some kind of handspring, others doing cartwheels, coach Brad Stevens, the even-keeled one, rolling out a flying back-bump with Bulldogs reserve Emerson Kampen."
  • "Using a couple handspring maneuvers I've never seen before he changed direction and sprinted through weeds and across the rocks back towards the road."
  • "She threw another back handspring and cheered loudly."
Words like "handspring"
back handspring
front handspring
rising handspring