cartwheel
cartwheel cartwheel v. i. 1 to perform a {cartwheel[2]}.

Syn: do cartwheels. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cartwheel — n. 1. the type of wheel used on a cart; it typically has wooden spokes and a metal rim. [WordNet 1.5] 2. an acrobatic maneuver in which the arms and legs are outstretched like the spokes of a wheel, and the body is turned sideways through one or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cartwheel — late 14c., wheel of a cart, from CART (Cf. cart) + WHEEL (Cf. wheel). Meaning lateral somersault is recorded from 1864; as a verb, from 1920. Related: Cartwheeled; cartwheeling …   Etymology dictionary

  • cartwheel — ► NOUN ▪ a circular sideways handspring with the arms and legs extended. ► VERB ▪ perform cartwheels …   English terms dictionary

  • cartwheel — [kärt′hwēl΄, kärt′wēl΄] n. 1. a kind of handspring performed sideways, with the arms and legs extended: often an optional exercise in gymnastic competition ☆ 2. Slang a large coin, esp. a silver dollar vi. to perform cartwheels …   English World dictionary

  • cartwheel — UK [ˈkɑː(r)tˌwiːl] / US [ˈkɑrtˌwɪl] / US [ˈkɑrtˌhwɪl] noun [countable] Word forms cartwheel : singular cartwheel plural cartwheels 1) a circular movement in which you throw yourself sideways with your hands on the floor, swing your legs over your …   English dictionary

  • Cartwheel — A cartwheel may mean: *Cartwheel (gymnastics), an acrobatic maneuver *a part of a cart *Cartwheel Galaxy *Cart wheel hat, worn by womenee also*The Cartwheel Foundation, a non profit organization in the Philippines that assists indigenous peoples …   Wikipedia

  • cartwheel — n. to do, turn a cartwheel * * * turn a cartwheel to do …   Combinatory dictionary

  • cartwheel — 1. noun a) The literal wheel of a cart. b) A gymnastic maneuver whereby the gymnast rotates to one side or the other while keeping arms and legs outstretched, spinning for one or more revolutions. 2. verb a) To perform the gymnastics feat o …   Wiktionary

  • cartwheel — cart|wheel [ˈka:t wi:l US ˈka:rt ] n 1.) a movement in which you turn completely over by throwing your body sideways onto your hands while bringing your legs over your head do/turn cartwheels ▪ The children were doing cartwheels in the park. 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cartwheel — [[t]kɑ͟ː(r)t(h)wiːl[/t]] cartwheels, cartwheeling, cartwheeled 1) N COUNT If you do a cartwheel, you do a fast, circular movement with your body. You fall sideways, put your hands on the ground, swing your legs over, and return to a standing… …   English dictionary

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