Meaning of “cartwheel” in the English Dictionary

"cartwheel" in British English

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cartwheelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɑːt.wiːl/ us /ˈkɑːrt.wiːl/

Examples from literature

  • Billy took everybody's attention away from him by turning an unexpected cartwheel in the middle of the floor. 
  • Had I allowed myself adequate expression of my delight, I should have startled the good mother by turning a somersault or a series of cartwheels! 
  • Why, I can do a cartwheel myself. 

Examples from literature

  • Billy took everybody's attention away from him by turning an unexpected cartwheel in the middle of the floor. 
  • Had I allowed myself adequate expression of my delight, I should have startled the good mother by turning a somersault or a series of cartwheels! 
  • Why, I can do a cartwheel myself. 

cartwheelverb [ I ]

/ˈkɑːt.wiːl/ /ˈkɑːrt.wiːl/

(Definition of “cartwheel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cartwheel" in American English

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cartwheelnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑrt·hwil, -wil/

a fast, skillful movement in which you stretch out your arms and throw yourself sideways and upside down onto one, then both, hands with your legs straight and pointing up, before landing on your feet again

(Definition of “cartwheel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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