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somersault or summersault (ˈsʌməˌsɔːlt)
 
n
1.  a.  a forward roll in which the head is placed on the ground and the trunk and legs are turned over it
 b.  a similar roll in a backward direction
2.  an acrobatic feat in which either of these rolls are performed in midair, as in diving or gymnastics
3.  a complete reversal of opinion, policy, etc
 
vb
4.  (intr) to perform a somersault
 
[C16: from Old French soubresault, probably from Old Provençal sobresaut, from sobre over (from Latin super) + saut a jump, leap (from Latin saltus)]
 
summersault or summersault
 
n
 
vb
 
[C16: from Old French soubresault, probably from Old Provençal sobresaut, from sobre over (from Latin super) + saut a jump, leap (from Latin saltus)]

summersault (ˈsʌməˌsɔːlt)
 
n, —vb
a variant spelling of somersault

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