Definitions for backbendˈbækˌbɛnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an acrobatic feat in which one bends backward from a standing position until the hands touch the floor.

    Category: Sport

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backbend(noun)

    an acrobatic feat in which the trunk is bent backward from a standing position until the hands touch the floor


  1. backbend(Noun)

    A move in which the performer bends backwards until the hands touch the floor


  1. Backbend

    A backbend is a gymnastics, contortion, or dance move, where the spine is bent backwards, and catching oneself with the hands. Throughout the move, the abdominal muscles, obliques, and legs are used to steady the performer while curving backwards. Backbending can be acquired from intense training or genetics.


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