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hand·spring

 (hănd′sprĭng′)
n.
A gymnastic feat in which the body is flipped completely forward or backward from an upright position, landing first on the hands and then on the feet.
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handspring

(ˈhændˌsprɪŋ)
n
(Gymnastics) a gymnastic feat in which a person starts from a standing position and leaps forwards or backwards into a handstand and then onto his feet
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hand•spring

(ˈhændˌsprɪŋ)

n.
an acrobatic movement in which the upright body wheels forward or backward in a complete circle, landing first on the hands and then on the feet.
[1870–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handspring - an acrobatic feat in which a person goes from a standing position to a handstand and back again
acrobatic feat, acrobatic stunt - a stunt performed by an acrobat
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Translations

handspring

[ˈhændsprɪŋ] Nvoltereta f sobre las manos, salto m de paloma
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handspring

[ˈhændˌsprɪŋ] nsalto sulle mani
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The next instant he was out, and "going on" like an Indian; yelling, laughing, chasing boys, jumping over the fence at risk of life and limb, throwing handsprings, standing on his head -- doing all the heroic things he could conceive of, and keeping a furtive eye out, all the while, to see if Becky Thatcher was noticing.
Finally, they all made double somersaults and turned handsprings out of the room.
To help explain how spotting works in gymnastics, I'll explain the process of learning a back handspring. When first teaching the body positioning for the handspring, the coach uses a lot of muscle to carry the gymnast slowly through the movement.
This living, breathing, galloping machine was created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company and was the mane attraction at The Warhorse Race Day in association with The Bord Gais Energy Theatre at The Curragh Racecourse.
Tomorrow, Handspring Puppet Company arrives in Cardiff for two performances of its latest show, Woyzeck on the Highveld.
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South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company will be performing Woyzeck on the Highveld on October 11-15.
The purpose of this study was to establish whether or not binocular vision is critical for handspring performances on vault.
"I wanted to do a handspring, as I haven't been able to do a handspring my entire life," she said.
A National Theater presentation of a play in one act by Neff Bartlett and Handspring Puppet Company.