Meaning of SOMERSAULT in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ noun ]

also sum·mer·sault ˈsə-mər-ˌsȯlt

Etymology: Middle French sombresaut leap, ultimately from Latin super over + saltus leap, from salire to jump — more at over , sally

Date: circa 1530

: a movement (as in gymnastics) in which a person turns forward or backward in a complete revolution along the ground or in the air bringing the feet over the head ; also : a falling or tumbling head over heels

• somersault intransitive verb

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