Definition of Springboard

1. Noun. A flexible board for jumping upward.

Generic synonyms: Board
Specialized synonyms: Diving Board

2. Noun. A beginning from which an enterprise is launched. "The point of departure of international comparison cannot be an institution but must be the function it carries out"

Definition of Springboard

1. n. An elastic board, secured at the ends, or at one end, often by elastic supports, used in performing feats of agility or in exercising.

Definition of Springboard

1. Noun. A diving board consisting of a flexible, springy, cantilevered platform, used for diving into water. ¹

2. Noun. (gymnastics) A small platform on springs and usually hinged at one end, used to launch or vault onto other equipment. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) Anything that gives a person or thing energy or impulse, or that serves to launch or begin something. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To launch or propel as if from a springboard. ¹

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Definition of Springboard

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Springboard

spring scale
spring squill
spring tide
spring tides
spring to life
spring to mind
spring training
spring up
spring vetch
spring vetchling
spring water
springboard (current term)
springer spaniel

Literary usage of Springboard

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1. Kabbalah Revealed: The Ordinary Person's Guide to a More Peaceful Life by Michael Laitman (2007)
"But like any crisis, it is an opportunity for change, a springboard for growth. If we choose correctly, all hardships could simply vanish. ..."

2. The Tribune Book of Open-air Sports by Ottmar Mergenthaler, Henry Hall (1887)
"A springboard is employed, one end firmly fastened to the bank, ... A man will stand on the end of the springboard, and spring into the air, turning over in ..."

3. The Cold War in Asia by Cold War International History Project (1996)
"... interested in preventing the danger of the transformation of Korea into a USA springboard or a bridgehead for a future militaristic Japan against China. ..."

4. How to Swim by Annette Kellermann (1918)
"Don't break the run, but as your feet touch the end of the springboard, ... The "jackknife" may be done as a back dive from the springboard, or as front or ..."

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