backbend

[ bak-bend ]
/ ˈbækˌbɛnd /

noun

an acrobatic feat in which one bends backward from a standing position until one's hands touch the floor.

Nearby words

  1. backache,
  2. backband,
  3. backbar,
  4. backbeat,
  5. backbencher,
  6. backbite,
  7. backbiting,
  8. backblocks,
  9. backboard,
  10. backboard splint

Origin of backbend


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British Dictionary definitions for backbend

backbend

/ (ˈbækˌbɛnd) /

noun

a gymnastic exercise in which the trunk is bent backwards until the hands touch the floor
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