noun. an acrobatic feat in which the trunk is bent backward from a standing position until the hands touch the floor.
- acrobatic feat
- back (English)
- bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
- bend (English)
- benden (Middle English (1100-1500))
Example sentences of the word backbend
1. Noun, singular or mass
Slowly lift your head and chest off the floor to initiate the backbend at the top of your back.