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English definition of “springboard”

springboard

noun [C]  /ˈsprɪŋˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/ us  
a board that bends when you jump on the end of it, used to help you jump higher in some sports or physical exercises A springboard is also something that provides an opportunity to achieve something: Many young women hope modeling will be a springboard to stardom.
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