/sum"euhr sawlt'/, n.
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.
4. to perform a somersault.
Also, somerset /sum"euhr set'/, summersault, summerset.
[1520-30; < MF sombresaut, alter. of sobresault; cf. OPr sobre over ( < L super), saut a leap ( < L saltus)]

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