from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sports A flexible board mounted on a fulcrum with one end secured, used by gymnasts to gain momentum, as in vaulting.
- n. Sports See diving board.
- n. Something that helps to launch a career or activity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A diving board consisting of a flexible, springy, cantilevered platform, used for diving into water.
- n. A small platform on springs and usually hinged at one end, used to launch or vault onto other equipment.
- n. Anything that gives a person or thing energy or impulse, or that serves to launch or begin something.
- v. To launch or propel as if from a springboard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An elastic board used in vaulting, etc.
- n. In lumbering, a short, board, shod atone end with an iron calk, which is inserted in a notch cut in a tree, on which the faller stands while felling the tree.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a beginning from which an enterprise is launched
- n. a flexible board for jumping upward
The Times suggests that Palin is following in Obama's footsteps, whose book "The Audacity of Hope" is what they called his springboard to the presidency.
Now that is what I call the springboard situation.
They are what I call springboard situations, where suspense starts practically in the first reel.
Abby Johnston is not really sure when the last time a U.S. woman won an Olympic medal in springboard diving.
U.S. women won five bronze medals in springboard (two individual and three in synchronized — all by different teams) in the recent three-event FINA World Series, which had Olympic and world champions in the field.
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The point guard from Harvard, a college better known as a springboard to the U.S. presidency than the NBA, went undrafted and was cut by Golden State and Houston before finding a place at the end of the Knicks bench in December.
This essay endeavors to show that the politics of community-based legal action is a remedy too often out of the reach of liberal lawyers, even when their springboard is the work of John Hart Ely in Gideon v.
Now with this particular one, we have a little module that's put in here because the visor has something called springboard, where you can put different modules in to make it do all kinds of thing.
The point guard from Harvard, an elite college better known as a springboard to the presidency than to basketball success, has galvanized a struggling Knicks team and launched a craze dubbed "Linsanity" by New York's tabloids.