- the fountainhead or source of a stream.
- the source of anything.
- 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
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- a spring that is the source of a stream
- a spring using the head as a lever from a position lying on the ground
- rare a source
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