Pronunciation: (hand'spring"), [key]
—n., v., -sprang, -sprung, -springing.
an acrobatic feat in which one starts from a standing position and wheels the body forward or backward in a complete circle, landing first on the hands and then on the feet, without contact by the rest of the body.
to perform a handspring. Cf. somersault.
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