an acrobatic feat in which a person starts from a standing position, with arms extended, and wheels the body sideways, landing first on the hands and then on the feet and usually repeating this in a series.
Slang. any large coin, especially a U.S. silver dollar.
Slang. an amphetamine tablet.
verb (used without object)
to roll forward end over end: The skier took a sudden spill and cartwheeled down the slope.
Origin of cartwheel
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at cart, wheel