verb (used with or without object)
- spring vetch,
Origin of springboard
Examples from the Web for springboard
Marie Claire editor in chief Anne Fulenwider said she has no comment about Mam using her magazine as a springboard for redemption.Who’s Telling The Truth About Somaly Mam? A Smashed Icon, A Media Brawl—and a Comeback|Lloyd Grove|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, like a traditional shaman, Coltrane clearly believed that the drums served as a springboard to a higher order of engagement.
The D.C. Circuit has been their springboard for rear-guard actions against the administration, and they want to preserve it.As GOP Senators Block Obama’s Nominees, Democrats Prepare ‘Nuclear Option’|Jamelle Bouie|May 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Now other defendants are using his case as a springboard to plead for leniency.
One after the other the boys ran up the springboard until only Jim and the stranger were left.Still Jim|Honor Willsie Morrow
At the point where the springboard rests on the front seat there should be another good-sized crosspiece.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
But hesitating as appears Bergeret, he utilises his wife's treachery as a springboard from which to fly his miserable household.Egoists|James Huneker
I hope that the findings from this report will serve as a springboard for needed reforms at all levels of education.
First of all, there was a simple somersault from the springboard.The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus|Horatio Alger Jr.