Meaning of SOMERSAULT in English

[] n [MF sombresaut leap, ultim. fr. L super over + saltus leap, fr. salire to jump--more at over, sally] (ca. 1530): a leap or roll in which a person turns forward or backward in a complete revolution bringing the feet over the head and finally landing on the feet; also: a falling or tumbling head over heels -- somersault vi

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