headstand
noun Date: circa 1934 the gymnastic feat of standing on one's head usually with support from the hands

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • headstand — [hed′stand΄] n. the act of supporting oneself upright on the head, usually with the help of the hands …   English World dictionary

  • headstand — UK [ˈhedˌstænd] / US noun [countable] Word forms headstand : singular headstand plural headstands a position in which you are upside down with your head and hands on the floor and your legs in the air …   English dictionary

  • headstand — /hed stand /, n., v., headstood, headstanding. n. 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. v.i. 2. to perform a headstand. Cf. handstand. [1930 35; HEAD +… …   Universalium

  • headstand — head|stand [ˈhedstænd] n a position in which you turn your body ↑upside down, with your head and hands on the floor and your legs and feet in the air ▪ Can you do a headstand ? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • headstand — noun a) The act of standing on ones head. b) The position of standing on ones head …   Wiktionary

  • headstand — head|stand [ hed,stænd ] noun count a position in which you are upside down with your head and hands on the floor and your legs in the air …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • headstand — n. act of balancing the body on the hands and head with the legs extended in the air …   English contemporary dictionary

  • headstand — noun (C) a position in which you turn your body upside down, with your head and hands on the floor and your legs and feet in the air …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • headstand — head•stand [[t]ˈhɛdˌstænd[/t]] n. spo an act or instance of supporting the body in a vertical position by balancing on the head, usu. with the aid of the hands • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • headstand — /ˈhɛdstænd / (say hedstand) noun a position of the body in which it is balanced vertically, the head and hands on the ground …   Australian English dictionary

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