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Meaning of cartwheel

cart•wheel

Pronunciation: (kärt'hwēl", -wēl"), [key]
— n.
  1. the wheel of a cart.
  2. an acrobatic feat in which a person starts from a standing position, with arms extended, and wheels the body sideways, landing first on the hands and then on the feet and usually repeating this in a series.
  3. any large coin, esp. a U.S. silver dollar.
  4. an amphetamine tablet.
—v.i.
  1. to roll forward end over end: The skier took a sudden spill and cartwheeled down the slope.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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