cartwheel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cartwheel do cartwheels: perform an acrobatic movement using both hands and feet
    • n cartwheel acrobatic revolutions with the body turned sideways and the arms and legs outstretched like the spokes of a wheel
    • n cartwheel a wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim
    • n cartwheel a dollar made of silver
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cartwheel A wheel of a cart, or, figuratively, something resembling one, as, by exaggeration, the United States silver dollar (1873–1900).
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Usage

In literature:

He gave a shriek and dodged back, and a cartwheel shaved him narrowly.
"The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells
Then they made a kind of cartwheel; their heads were in the centre of this cartwheel and their tails pointed out.
"The Mahatma and the Hare" by H. Rider Haggard
The noise of the cartwheels had stopped, and given place to another sort of sound.
"Wessex Tales" by Thomas Hardy
Of course, her father doesn't know a horse from a cartwheel.
"To Let" by John Galsworthy
It is only a cartwheel going over a frog.
"Touch and Go" by D. H. Lawrence
I managed to inject some into the discussion and it was like grease to a cartwheel.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
Speaker, I am in favor of cartwheels and temperance.
"Queer Stories for Boys and Girls" by Edward Eggleston
It fell off the table and rolled like a cartwheel to Bertha's feet.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
In a smug show of control, I dealt the cartwheels off the top of the stack, one at a time, and fired them hard.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Say, you haven't got a cartwheel instead of this wrapping paper, have you?
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
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In poetry:

But today he has a Rival
As we roll down History's Track–
For the "Anti" on the Cartwheel
Thinks she makes the Wheels go back!
"The "Anti" And The Fly" by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman

In news:

I Wasn't Crying After Dancing With the Stars Cartwheel .
While on 'Good Morning America' this week, Grace performed a surprisingly good cartwheel on live TV.
NASA's GALEX observatory discovers an extended starry disk around the Cartwheel Galaxy.
For Series, 'Human Yankee Cartwheel' Spins No More.
One that's doing cartwheels through the cosmos, spewing out chunks of rock and speeding through the solar system at 150,000 miles an hour.
One day we're doing cartwheels over the return of Andy Roddick.
Johnson handed the baby off to daughter Lulu before turning her trademark cartwheel.
I love how chilly it is in the rink, the smell of popcorn in the lobby, sitting upstairs during practice while Emily and other kids do cartwheels on the carpet.
Nicki Hornbaker, born with Williams syndrome , prepares a cartwheel for her mother.
Totally elated, Tina Maze performed a cartwheel right after her first win in America.
Another does cartwheels on the side wall of her room (see it to believe), other folks boogie on a rooftop, and one guy struts across a bar-top.
Enlarge David Gard 9 year old Delilah Martinez spins into a cartwheel near her house in the Ethel Lawrence Homes where she lives with her brother Zaibain, 12, and their mother Sandra Rios.
Cumberland senior running back and Division II Super Bowl MVP Erik Travers does a cartwheel on the field after his team wins the championship against Woonsocket Sunday PHOTO BY ERNEST A BROWN.
ANCHORAGE — What appeared to be an uneventful flight to Homer ended in a fatal crash when the floatplane was hit by a gust of wind soon after landing and cartwheeled, filling the cabin with water, the pilot said.
Plane cartwheeled in gusty conditions.
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In science:

Struck (1996b) has recently attempted to model both the hot and cold gaseous component during a head-on collision to produce the Cartwheel ring galaxy and many complicated physical processes are at work during and shortly after the penetration of the “target” galaxy by the “intruder”.
The Head-on Collision between Two Gas-Rich Galaxies: Neutral Hydrogen Debris from the Centrally-smooth Ring Galaxy VIIZw466
The H I distribution in VII Zw 466 is similar to that seen by Higdon (1993; 1996) in the Cartwheel ring galaxy, with scattered HI extending in the direction of the three possible companions.
The Head-on Collision between Two Gas-Rich Galaxies: Neutral Hydrogen Debris from the Centrally-smooth Ring Galaxy VIIZw466
This model has been used successfully in other ring galaxies, such as the Cartwheel (Fosbury and Hawarden 1977; Higdon 1993).
The Head-on Collision between Two Gas-Rich Galaxies: Neutral Hydrogen Debris from the Centrally-smooth Ring Galaxy VIIZw466
In the only similar 21cm HI study so far published, the same behavior is found for the Cartwheel galaxy, where a long HI streamer connects the Cartwheel to its most distant disk companion (Higdon 1996).
The Head-on Collision between Two Gas-Rich Galaxies: Neutral Hydrogen Debris from the Centrally-smooth Ring Galaxy VIIZw466
Another example of an extra-nuclear starburst is also observed in the prototypical collisional ring galaxy “The Cartwheel” (Charmandaris et al. 1999).
ISO Images of Starbursts and Active Galaxies
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