Meaning of somersault

som•er•sault

Pronunciation: (sum'ur-sôlt"), [key]
— n.
  1. an acrobatic movement, either forward or backward, in which the body rolls end over end, making a complete revolution.
  2. such a movement performed in the air as part of a dive, tumbling routine, etc.
  3. a complete overturn or reversal, as of opinion.
—v.i.
  1. to perform a somersault.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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