Definition of handspring in English:

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handspring

Pronunciation: /ˈhandˌspriNG/

noun

An acrobatic jump through the air onto one’s hands followed by springing onto one’s feet.
Example sentences
  • In the vault, for instance, she performed the Tsukahara, a sideways handspring with back somersault which, until recently, was only ever executed by the men.
  • Sun Xiaojiao of China earned the day's high score, with a routine that included a one-arm back handspring, back handspring, layout to two feet.
  • Rice said she felt the vault was extremely suitable for the Yurchenko-style vaults, where the gymnast does a round-off onto the board and a back handspring onto the horse.

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Syllabification: hand·spring

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