noun, verb (used without object)
or som·er·set sum·mer·sault, sum·mer·set
verb (used without object)
Origin of somersault
Examples from the Web for summerset
Historical Examples of summerset
And not in a day, and merely saying to itself, "Let me do summerset!"
Desperate as that summerset was, it has proved unsuccessful.
Now hark to this, Thady; you'll throw your summerset as well as you can, and while you're throwing it.
Well, I've another plan: and I think it must plaze you:—did you ever throw a summerset?
After hir followed the countesse of Richmond heire to the duke of Summerset, which bare vp the quéenes traine.
- a forward roll in which the head is placed on the ground and the trunk and legs are turned over it
- a similar roll in a backward direction
Word Origin for somersault
1850, from somersault (n.). Related: Somersaulted; somersaulting.