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handstand

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Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)stand
 
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Definition of handstand in English:

noun

An act of balancing on one’s hands with one’s feet in the air or against a wall.
Example sentences
  • They are doing handstands, cartwheels and back flips in San Diego for a team that was 1-15 last season.
  • You are astonished to discover the man can do cartwheels, handstands and back flips.
  • Considering the twins were already doing handstands and backflips while blindfolded on the top of a revolving 16-metre high wheel of death, it's difficult to imagine how the Russians might have gone one better.

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