Translation of springboard in Spanish:

springboard

Pronunciation: /ˈsprɪŋbɔːrd; ˈsprɪŋbɔːd/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Sport/Deporte] trampolín (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) springboard dive salto (masculine) de trampolín springboard diver saltador, (masculine, feminine) de trampolín, clavadista (masculine and feminine) de trampolín (Latin America/América Latina)
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    • Last night I was watching some rather odd ‘synchronised diving’, where two blokes jumped off a springboard at the same time and then were marked by a panel of judges.
    • Without a warm up, or even adjusting the setting of the springboard, she ran down the runway and performed a Tsukhara, a vault that few women were capable of at the time.
    • On her second vault, her right foot missed the springboard and she crashed into and over the vault.
    1.2 (point of departure) trampolín (masculine) this post is just a springboard to higher things este puesto no es más que un trampolín para escalar posiciones
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    • Innovative economies and societies place a high value on science, research, and creativity as springboards for growth and development.
    • But dollar weakness should provide the springboard for an export-led recovery in US manufacturing in due course.
    • The project will also act as a springboard for other initiatives that help to promote integration of non-nationals within the local community.

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