from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of balancing on the hands with one's feet in the air.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The gymnastic act of supporting oneself by one's hands alone in an upside down position.

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  • noun A movement or position in which a person is upside down, supported by their arms with their hands on the ground.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of supporting yourself by your hands alone in an upside down position


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