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.
to perform a handstand.
Compare headstand.

1895–1900; hand + stand

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handstand (ˈhændˌstænd)
the act or instance of supporting the body on the hands alone in an upside down position

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You're likely to find surfers catching rides while doing a handstand.
Sometimes that meant the physics professor would do a handstand.
They have a characteristic handstand defense mechanism which makes the skunk appear larger.
When threatened, they will do a handstand, arching their back so they can see the enemy while aiming the scent gland.
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