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headspring

[hed-spring] /ˈhɛdˌsprɪŋ/
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
1350-1400; Middle English hedspring. See head, spring
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headspring

/ˈhɛdˌsprɪŋ/
noun
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
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