|Origin:||sombresaut, from Latin super 'over' + saltus 'jump'|
1DS British English
a movement in which someone rolls or jumps forwards or backwards so that their feet go over their head before they stand up again
do/turn a somersault
Lana turned a somersault in midair.
2 American English
a forward roll
—somersault verb [intransitive]
He crashed into the table, somersaulted over it and landed on the carpet.