Definition of Summersault

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

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



Definition of Summersault

1. n. See Somersault, Somerset.

Definition of Summersault

1. Noun. (archaic spelling of somersault) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Summersault

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Summersault

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Literary usage of Summersault

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

1. American Gymnasia and Athletic Record (1906)
"G. Ability in trick diving, including, a The Swan dive. b Dive with summersault with running or standing start, с Double front summersault running or ..."

2. A History of British Quadrupeds, Including the Cetacea by Thomas Bell, Robert F. Tomes, Edward Richard Alston (1874)
"... perhaps, rolling over and over, leaping into the air, or turning a summersault, and then back again, forming a double summersault; and at last, perhaps, ..."

3. The Complete Angler: Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton, John Hawkins (1808)
"This, Michael Drayton tells you, of this leap or summersault of the Salmon. And as I have told you that Sir Francis Bacon observes, the age of a Salmon ..."

4. The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1859)
"... Far oft itself doth cast ; so does the salmon vault : And if at first he fail, his second summersault He instantly essays ; and from his nimble ring, ..."

5. The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1904)
"... Far oft itself doth cast ; so does the salmon vault : And If at first he fall, his second summersault He instantly essays ; and from his nimble ring, ..."

6. The Gentleman's Magazine (1874)
"When this concluded with a double summersault on the part of the cavalier, the music changed to a gavotte, and then to a waltz, in which the bear turned ..."

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