[ bak-bend ]
/ ˈbækˌbɛnd /
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an acrobatic feat in which one bends backward from a standing position until one's hands touch the floor.
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British Dictionary definitions for backbend
/ (ˈbækˌbɛnd) /
a gymnastic exercise in which the trunk is bent backwards until the hands touch the floor
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