English version

cartwheel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Other sports
cartwheelcart‧wheel /ˈkɑːt-wiːl $ ˈkɑːrt-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 cartwheel.jpg DSOJUMPa movement in which you turn completely over by throwing your body sideways onto your hands while bringing your legs over your headdo/turn cartwheels 🔊 The children were doing cartwheels in the park.2 the wheel of a cartcartwheel verb [intransitive]
Examples from the Corpus
cartwheelOne of them had window-boxes and a cartwheel propped against the wall by the door.I expect her to do a cartwheel, and hope to see those pants again.Little girls did cartwheels and then tried for interceptions.It was the summer of 1970, and the world was doing cartwheels.He tried to brake with this ice-axe but started turning great cartwheels, bouncing all the way down.I watched her expel each word from her mouth, the syllables hanging like cartwheels of breath crowding the dry hospital air.The waiter, Helen thought, was only waiting for the nod and he would turn cartwheels.do/turn cartwheelsLittle girls did cartwheels and then tried for interceptions.A few players turned cartwheels at the edge of the field to celebrate their victory.The waiter, Helen thought, was only waiting for the nod and he would turn cartwheels.
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