What does cartwheel mean?

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ˈkɑrtˌʰwil, -ˌwilcart·wheel

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  1. cartwheelnoun

    a wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim

  2. cartwheelnoun

    acrobatic revolutions with the body turned sideways and the arms and legs outstretched like the spokes of a wheel

  3. silver dollar, cartwheelverb

    a dollar made of silver

  4. cartwheelverb

    do cartwheels: perform an acrobatic movement using both hands and feet


  1. cartwheelnoun

    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.


  1. cartwheelnoun

    The literal wheel of a cart.

  2. cartwheelnoun

    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. cartwheelnoun

    A silver dollar of the larger size produced before 1979.

  4. cartwheelverb

    To perform the gymnastics feat of a cartwheel.

  5. cartwheelverb

    To flip end over end.

    The race car hit a bump and cartwheeled over the finish line.

  6. Etymology: From cart + wheel.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cartwheel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cartwheel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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