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  1. an act or instance of supporting the body in a vertical position by balancing on the head usually with the aid of the hands.
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verb (used without object), head·stood, head·standing.
  1. to perform a headstand.
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Compare handstand.

Origin of headstand

First recorded in 1930–35; head + stand
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  1. the act or an instance of balancing on the head, usually with the hands as support
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