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cartwheel (n.)

also cart-wheel, late 14c., "wheel of a cart," from cart (n.) + wheel (n.). Meaning "lateral somersault" is recorded from 1861; as a verb from 1907. Related: Cartwheeled; cartwheeling.

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Definitions of cartwheel
1
cartwheel (n.)
a wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim;
cartwheel (n.)
acrobatic revolutions with the body turned sideways and the arms and legs outstretched like the spokes of a wheel;
cartwheel (n.)
a dollar made of silver;
Synonyms: silver dollar
2
cartwheel (v.)
do cartwheels: perform an acrobatic movement using both hands and feet;
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