American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of balancing on the hands with one's feet in the air.
- n. A movement or position in which a person is upside down, supported by their arms with their hands on the ground.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The gymnastic act of supporting oneself by one's hands alone in an upside down position.
- n. the act of supporting yourself by your hands alone in an upside down position
“Then a kind of handstand where you fling your legs up in the air.”
“A giant red lobster doing a handstand is a great metaphor for the artist's erect … interest in Dalí. ”
“For his next trick, the onetime Michigan cheerleader will grip one friend by the shoulders and hoist himself into an arm-to-arm handstand.”
“An artist walks down the road carrying a can of kerosene and lights a handstand on fire.”
“I read that he used to breakdance (which shows) and that sick one arm handstand?”
“She gave a slight bounce in her hips to spring up into a handstand on the beam, arched her back, and faced forward, smiling at Gene.”
“She did a handstand and walked in a circle around her cell.”
“Seventy and still mighty enough to do a yogic handstand, Ivy passed through the room in her celestial gold Valentino from his final collection; her diamonds and pearls perched atop her small chest like a prow cutting the sea.”
“His endless cheering as the only spectator of my underwater handstand act at the beach made me proud.”
“Almost immediately, April, who is 21, did a handstand.”
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