backbend

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backbend

(ˈbækˌbɛnd)
n
(Gymnastics) a gymnastic exercise in which the trunk is bent backwards until the hands touch the floor

back•bend

(ˈbækˌbɛnd)

n.
an acrobatic feat in which one bends backward from a standing position until the hands touch the floor.
[1955–60]
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Noun1.backbend - an acrobatic feat in which the trunk is bent backward from a standing position until the hands touch the floorbackbend - an acrobatic feat in which the trunk is bent backward from a standing position until the hands touch the floor
acrobatic feat, acrobatic stunt - a stunt performed by an acrobat
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