Usage examples for somersault

  1. The near mule staggered, tried to turn a somersault, and collapsed in a heap of sprawling legs and outthrust neck. –  by
  2. I loved old Jocko; he taught me the back- somersault, too. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  3. He was, however, fond of shifting from tribe to tribe, and the traders seeing him now with the Pawnies or the Comanches, now with the Crows or the Tonquewas, gave him the surname of " Turn- over," which name, making a somersault, became Over- turn, and, by corruption, Overton. – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat