Somerset
Somersault Som"er*sault, Somerset Som"er*set, n. [F. soubresaut a jump, leap, OF. soubresault, It. soprassalto an overleap, fr. L. supra over + saltus a leap, fr. salire to leap; or the French may be from Sp. sobresalto a sudden asault, a surprise. See {Supra}, and Salient.] A leap in which a person turns his heels over his head and lights upon his feet; a turning end over end. [Written also {summersault}, {sommerset}, {summerset}, etc.] ``The vaulter's sombersalts.'' --Donne. [1913 Webster]

Now I'll only Make him break his neck in doing a sommerset. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]


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