Definition of headspring in English:


Line breaks: head|spring
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdsprɪŋ


  • 1A spring that is the main source of a stream.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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