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headstand

[hed-stand] /ˈhɛdˌstænd/
noun
1.
an act or instance of supporting the body in a vertical position by balancing on the head, usually with the aid of the hands.
verb (used without object), headstood, headstanding.
2.
to perform a headstand.
Compare handstand.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; head + stand
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Examples for headstand
  • Marvel at the mysterious headstand these creatures perform.
  • Her signature move was a headstand in the bow as her canoe shot through white water.
  • Some pursue challenges close-to-home, mastering a headstand or the perfect side crane balance on a yoga mat.
  • One of the more curious behaviors displayed by the spotted skunk is a headstand that is used in defensive posturing.
British Dictionary definitions for headstand

headstand

/ˈhɛdˌstænd/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of balancing on the head, usually with the hands as support
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