Definition of Somersault

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

Exact synonyms: Flip, Somersaulting, Somerset, Summersault, Summerset
Generic synonyms: Tumble
Specialized synonyms: Flip-flop



2. Verb. Do a somersault.
Generic synonyms: Roll Over
Derivative terms: Somersaulting

Definition of Somersault

1. n. A leap in which a person turns his heels over his head and lights upon his feet; a turning end over end.

Definition of Somersault

1. Noun. In gymnastics, an act where the gymnast turns head over heels ¹

2. Verb. To perform a somersault. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Somersault

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Somersault

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somersault (current term)
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Literary usage of Somersault

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1896)
"... from the passage somersault of the Stamp Act to the breaking out of war, should at once be conceded forever and without further parley. ..."

2. How to Swim by James H. Sterrett (1919)
"one plain back dive and one backward somersault; and two from the high platform, one running plain dive and one standing plain dive, and six voluntary dives ..."

3. Swimming by Archibald Sinclair, William Henry (1893)
"DOUBLE somersault Immediately both heads are firmly held, the performers begin to turn round backwards, the arm movement of the backward somersault being ..."

4. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"... and his friends had zealously somersault contended, from the passage of the Stamp Act to the breaking out of war, should at once be conceded forever and ..."

5. Camp Fires of the Confederacy: A Volume of Humorous Anecdotes, Reminiscences by Benjamin La Bree (1898)
"Bill turning a somersault in the dust. In speaking of it afterwards, Bill always said " Molly fell purposely, and just to show those Federals that she could ..."

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