[ hed-stand ]
/ ˈhɛdˌstænd /


an act or instance of supporting the body in a vertical position by balancing on the head usually with the aid of the hands.

verb (used without object), head·stood, head·standing.

to perform a headstand.
Compare handstand.

Origin of headstand

First recorded in 1930–35; head + stand
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/ (ˈhɛdˌstænd) /


the act or an instance of balancing on the head, usually with the hands as support
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