backbend

[ bak-bend ]
/ ˈbækˌbɛnd /

noun

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

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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