from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A handspring in which the body turns over sideways with the arms and legs spread like the spokes of a wheel.
- intransitive verb To execute a cartwheel.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A wheel of a cart, or, figuratively, something resembling one, as, by exaggeration, the United States silver dollar (1873–1900).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun the type of wheel used on a cart; it typically has wooden spokes and a metal rim.
- noun an acrobatic maneuver in which the arms and legs are outstretched like the spokes of a wheel, and the body is turned sideways through one or more revolutions, by first touching the hands and then the feet to the ground, in rapid succession so as to mimic the rolling of a wheel; in the course of this feat, the person performing it is alternately upright and upside-down.
- noun colloq. a silver dollar; a dollar made of silver.
- intransitive verb to perform a
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The literal wheel of a cart.
- noun A
gymnasticmaneuver whereby the gymnast rotates to one side or the other while keeping arms and legs outstretched, spinningfor one or more revolutions.
- noun US A
silver dollarof the larger size produced before 1979.
- verb To perform the gymnastics feat of a cartwheel.
- verb To flip end over end.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun acrobatic revolutions with the body turned sideways and the arms and legs outstretched like the spokes of a wheel
- noun a dollar made of silver
- verb do cartwheels: perform an acrobatic movement using both hands and feet
- noun a wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim
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But the video shows the disastrous so-called cartwheel effect if the aircraft doesn't hit the water just right.
It rose to seventy-six in 1891 but then declined rapidly to sixty in 1898, and during the next three years the intrinsic value of a "cartwheel" was just about half its legal tender value.
Then they made a kind of cartwheel; their heads were in the centre of this cartwheel and their tails pointed out.
When Ms. Aston and her compatriots appeared in traditional Martha Graham attire, Bracie and Ashleigh went wild; they fist-pumped eagerly at their mother's cartwheel.
"Thank God you didn't do that cartwheel tonight," Mr. Farkas told her, "Or we might have been at Lenox Hill visiting you."
Alice did a cartwheel while she waited for them, then stood on her hands and started walking in their direction.
There's a girl doing a cartwheel on the sand in one shot; noses are pressed up against the blurry lens in another.
Seeing those women on the runway made me almost want to do a Betsey cartwheel!
The footwork is impeccable, the chemistry is sizzling and he even tosses in a cartwheel.
He does nail a cartwheel, but that doesn't make up for being out of sync for half of the dance.