Variant of somerset.http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictiona...som·er·set
som·er·set·ted, som·er·set·ting, som·er·sets
To perform a somersault.
Alteration of somersaulthttp://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictiona...som·er·sault
1. An acrobatic stunt in which the body rolls forward or backward in a complete revolution with the knees bent and the feet coming over the head. Also called somerset, also called regionally tumbleset.
2. A complete reversal, as of sympathies or opinions.
som·er·sault·ed, som·er·sault·ing, som·er·saults
To execute a somersault.
Obsolete French sombresault, variant of sobresault, from Old Provençal sobresaut : sobre-, above (from Latin supr; see uper in Indo-European roots) + saut, leap (from Latin saltus, from past participle of salre, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots)http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictiona...sum•mer•set
Pronunciation: (sum'ur-set"), [key]
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•set
, n. A high leap in which the heels are thrown over the head.http://1828.mshaffer.com/d/word/summerset
, n. [L super and salio, to leap.] A leap by which a person jumps from a highth, turns over his head and falls upon his feet.http://1828.mshaffer.com/d/search/word,somerset
a movement in which somebody turns over completely, with their feet over their head, on the ground or in the air
to do/turn a somersault
He turned back somersaults.
figurative) Her heart did a complete somersault when she saw him.http://www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.c...somersault
[intransitive] (+ adverb/preposition) to turn over completely in the airThe car hit the kerb and somersaulted into the air.http://www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.c...