summersault

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n summersault an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Summersault See Somersault Somerset.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n summersault See somersault.
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Usage

In literature:

Five miles of winding and squirming, twisting and ducking, dodging and summersaulting.
"The University of Hard Knocks" by Ralph Parlette
Dan Golby threw a double-summersault, alighting on his head.
"Cobwebs From an Empty Skull" by Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
They laughed and shouted and turned summersaults and ran races.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
I can make a flapjack do three summersaults and catch it.
"Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Does he turn a summersault or stick his tail between his ears and go over backward?
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
The sight that caused Dr. Skihi to commit such a breach of good manners was Dr. Sheepshanks in the very middle of a summersault!
"Funny Big Socks" by Sarah L. Barrow
How could I turn fifteen summersaults at wance if I was any weight?
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
Better practice that triple summersault, Frank.
"Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days" by Howard R. Garis
He had to run out and turn summersaults on the grass.
"Nelly's Silver Mine" by Helen Hunt Jackson
Once, I would have you know, I taught a Plymouth Rock rooster to turn a summersault.
"Rosalind at Red Gate" by Meredith Nicholson
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In news:

A second-straight volleyball gold inspired summersaults from Brazil.
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