American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of somersault.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See somersault.
- n. Archaic spelling of somersault.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
“As Michigan faces off against Iowa this weekend in its annual homecoming game, Dick Kimball plans to have two friends pitch him into a backwards summersault on the sidelines.”
“Does this mean you need to summersault through life with a permanent smile?”
“It's a bit like learning how to launch into a triple-summersault without the benefit of having a net below.”
“On Obama's Guantanamo summersault, the BBC News website reveals exactly how Beeboids are coping with the story, & rationalising it so as to forgive their messiah.”
“But she surprises me with her verve, dodging the car at the last second with a little roll that reverses into like a forward summersault, coming down way hard on my unmentionables.”
“Then I throw my summersault pen at you and you must continue my story before the bell chimes, before the chalice of God hits the cobble stone floor of my marigold mansion.”
“Carr completed only three of his first 11 passes, and the longest play of the first half was when Carr eluded linebacker Derrick Brooks by leaping into the air and doing a summersault on a 15-yard gain.”
“Blogging Tory: "By graciously sacrificing his government in order to show how the leftists will stoop to ANYTHING in their mad quest for power, and leaving the recession to be blamed on THEM, harper has once again performed a double triple-axle summersault pirouette of a humdinger of a ... blah, blah, blah.”
“A toddler is about to do a summersault, his head to the ground and ready. the photographer probably his father manages to get his shadow fitting exactly in the right place.”
“Then I screamed, ran into the living room, jumped up and down while I told Jamie, then did a summersault and ran back down the hall to my bedroom.”
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