Pronunciation: (sum'ur-sôlt"), [key]
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.
to perform a somersault. Also,som•er•setPronunciation: (sum'ur-set"), [key] summersault, summerset.
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