somersault

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Etymology[edit]

From obsolete French sombresault < Old Provençal sobresaut < sobre- 'over, above' + saut 'jump'.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsʌmə(ɹ)ˌsɔːlt/

Noun[edit]

somersault (plural somersaults)

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

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Verb[edit]

somersault (third-person singular simple present somersaults, present participle somersaulting, simple past and past participle somersaulted)

  1. To perform a somersault.
    The performer somersaulted all the way across the stage.

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