1 a wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim
2 acrobatic revolutions with the body turned sideways and the arms and legs outstretched like the spokes of a wheel
3 a dollar made of silver [syn: silver dollar] v : do cartwheels: perform an acrobatic movement using both hands and feet
The literal wheel of a cart
- Finnish: kärrynpyörä
- Spanish: rueda de carro
A gymnastic maneuver
A silver dollar
- To perform the gymnastics feat of a cartwheel.
- To flip end over end.
- The race car hit a bump and cartwheeled over the finish line.
A cartwheel is a large, open structured wheel used on a cart, carriage or wagon. Originally made from wood, usually a hard, tough wood such as hornbeam, cartwheels are now more commonly made of metal.
cart·wheel / Ñ 'kA;twi;l; NAmE Ñ 'kA;rt-/ noun 1a fast physical movement in which you turn in a circle sideways by putting your hands on the ground and bringing your legs, one at a time, over your head: to do / turn cartwheels