Meaning of SOMERSAULT in English

som ‧ er ‧ sault /ˈsʌməsɔːlt $ -ərsɒːlt/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: sombresaut , from Latin super 'over' + saltus 'jump' ]

1 . British English a movement in which someone rolls or jumps forwards or backwards so that their feet go over their head before they stand up again

do/turn a somersault

Lana turned a somersault in midair.

2 . American English a ↑ forward roll

—somersault verb [intransitive] :

He crashed into the table, somersaulted over it and landed on the carpet.

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