Definition of Somersaulting

1. Noun. An acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return.

Exact synonyms: Flip, Somersault, Somerset, Summersault, Summerset
Generic synonyms: Tumble
Specialized synonyms: Flip-flop
Derivative terms: Somersault, Somersault



Definition of Somersaulting

1. Verb. (present participle of somersault) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Somersaulting

1. somersault [v] - See also: somersault

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Literary usage of Somersaulting

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1. At Home in the Water: Swimming, Diving, Life Saving, Water Sports, Natatoriums by George Hebden Corsan (1914)
"... CHURNING OR somersaulting This feat resembles the tumbling of the old- fashioned barrel churn, over and over. ..."

2. How to Swim by Annette Kellermann (1918)
"In many of these stunts you can add variety by varying the amounts of aerial somersaulting from nothing to two and a half turns; hence, your sixteen stunts ..."

3. Swimming by Archibald Sinclair, William Henry (1916)
"In forward somersaulting the head is pressed down upon the chest instead of being leant back, but the legs are doubled up in the same fashion, ..."

4. Contributions from the Bermuda Biological Station for Research by Bermuda Biological Station for Research (1916)
"All responses in which the orientation was doubtful and those responses which included wild dashes or excessive somersaulting were disregarded; ..."

5. Occult Japan, Or, The Way of the Gods: An Esoteric Study of Japanese by Percival Lowell (1894)
"somersaulting over the floor represents the natural revolution of all things; while somersaulting over the table denotes visits paid to the upper and the ..."

6. Journal of the Senate of the State of Washington Sitting as a Court of by William Tell Laube, Washington (State). Legislature. Senate (1909)
"There should not be any somersaulting here to this court by arguing that they do ... LEE: There won't be any somersaulting, but there has been considerable ..."

7. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1916)
"TO A GOLDEN-CROWNED THRUSH Hurled from a fairy catapult, Up like a song gone somersaulting, Up like a dream to the white moon vaulting, I hear your liquid ..."

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