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headspring Syllabification: head·spring
Pronunciation: /ˈhedˌspriNG/

Definition of headspring in English:


1A spring that is the main source of a stream.
Example sentences
  • The current is very slow near the headsprings so it is easy to just drift along and watch the banks.
  • The Rainbow River is 5.6 miles long, flowing from the headsprings in the State Park into the Withlacoochee River.
  • On March 13, 2006, Mary and I visited the Rainbow Springs State Park, which features the headsprings of the Rainbow River.
2A somersault similar to a handspring, except that the performer lands on the head as well as the hands.
Example sentences
  • My brother performed a nervous headspring, but the ‘spotter’, supposed to support his shoulder, lower back, and assist the rotation, had moved out of the way.
  • You do a cool move on a floor: a standing back headspring.
  • Back headsprings are one of the scariest moves I know.

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