[ hed-spring ]

  1. the fountainhead or source of a stream.

  2. the source of anything.

  1. an acrobatic feat similar to a handspring, except that the head as well as the hands touch the surface before the spring back to a standing position.

Origin of headspring

First recorded in 1350–1400, headspring is from the Middle English word hedspring.See head, spring

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British Dictionary definitions for headspring


/ (ˈhɛdˌsprɪŋ) /

  1. a spring that is the source of a stream

  2. a spring using the head as a lever from a position lying on the ground

  1. rare a source

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