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handstand

[hand-stand] /ˈhændˌstænd/
noun
1.
an act or instance of supporting the body in a vertical position by balancing on the palms of the hands.
verb (used without object), handstood, handstanding.
2.
to perform a handstand.
Compare headstand.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; hand + stand
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British Dictionary definitions for handstand

handstand

/ˈhændˌstænd/
noun
1.
the act or instance of supporting the body on the hands alone in an upside down position
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