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Cartwheel   Listen
noun
cartwheel  n.  
1.
The type of wheel used on a cart; it typically has wooden spokes and a metal rim.
2.
An acrobatic maneuver in which the arms and legs are outstretched like the spokes of a wheel, and the body is turned sideways through one or more revolutions, by first touching the hands and then the feet to the ground, in rapid succession so as to mimic the rolling of a wheel; in the course of this feat, the person performing it is alternately upright and upside-down.
3.
A silver dollar; a dollar made of silver. (Colloq.)






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"Cartwheel" Quotes from Famous Books



... of the Plantation those dogs caught and ate my future wife, as I have said. It was her own fault, for I had warned her not to go there, but she was a very self-willed character. As it was she never even gave them a run, for they were all round her in a minute. Then they made a kind of cartwheel; their heads were in the centre of this cartwheel and their tails pointed out. In its exact ...
— The Mahatma and the Hare • H. Rider Haggard

... medallions either single or in strips, the threads drawn to form a cartwheel. Mexican and Teneriffe drawnwork are practically the same. Machine imitations made in Nottingham, Calais, ...
— Textiles • William H. Dooley

... inundations. Traverse a barren region at some distance from the river. Kangaroos there. Another horse in the river. Lagoons preferable to the river for watering cattle. High wind, dangerous in a camp under trees. Serious accident; a cartwheel passes over The Widow's child. Graves of the natives. Choose a position for the depot. My horse killed by the kick of a mare. Proceed to the Darling with a portion of the party. Reach the Murray. ...
— Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2) • Thomas Mitchell



Words linked to "Cartwheel" :   acrobatic feat, radius, wagon tire, dollar, wheel spoke, cart, silver dollar, wheel, spoke



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