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handspring

[hand-spring] /ˈhændˌsprɪŋ/
noun
1.
an acrobatic feat in which one starts from a standing position and wheels the body forward or backward in a complete circle, landing first on the hands and then on the feet, without contact by the rest of the body.
verb (used without object), handsprang, handsprung, handspringing.
2.
to perform a handspring.
Compare somersault.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; hand + spring
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British Dictionary definitions for hand sprang

handspring

/ˈhændˌsprɪŋ/
noun
1.
a gymnastic feat in which a person starts from a standing position and leaps forwards or backwards into a handstand and then onto his feet
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