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handstand
American English: /ˈhændˌstænd/
British English: /ˈhan(d)stand/

noun

  • to do a handstand
    hacer la vertical or (Spain) el pino
    pararse de manos (Latin America)
    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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