English edit

Cart with cartwheels attached
Cartwheel silver dollars

Etymology edit

cart +‎ wheel

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɑːtˌwiːl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑɹtˌwil/
  • (file)

Noun edit

cartwheel (plural cartwheels)

  1. The literal wheel of a cart.
  2. A gymnastic maneuver whereby the gymnast rotates to one side or the other while keeping arms and legs outstretched, spinning for one or more revolutions.
  3. (UK, historical, obsolete slang) A crown coin; its value, 5 shillings.
  4. (US, historical, obsolete slang) A silver dollar of the larger size produced before 1979.

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Verb edit

cartwheel (third-person singular simple present cartwheels, present participle cartwheeling, simple past and past participle cartwheeled)

  1. To perform the gymnastics feat of a cartwheel.
  2. To flip end over end: normally said of a crashing vehicle or aircraft.
    The race car hit a bump and cartwheeled over the finish line.
Cartwheel: Aú Aberto (Open Aú)
Cartwheel: Aú Fechado (Closed Aú)

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