head spring

headspring

[hed-spring]
noun
1.
the fountainhead or source of a stream.
2.
the source of anything.
3.
an acrobatic feat similar to a handspring, except that the head as well as the hands touch the surface before the spring back to a standing position.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English hedspring. See head, spring

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To head spring
Collins
World English Dictionary
headspring (ˈhɛdˌsprɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a spring that is the source of a stream
2.  a spring using the head as a lever from a position lying on the ground
3.  rare a source

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature