Definition of Tumbling

1. Noun. The gymnastic moves of an acrobat.

Exact synonyms: Acrobatics
Generic synonyms: Gymnastic Exercise, Gymnastics
Terms within: Acrobatic Feat, Acrobatic Stunt
Derivative terms: Acrobatic, Tumble



Definition of Tumbling

1. Verb. (present participle of tumble) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tumbling

1. the sport of gymnastics [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumbling

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Literary usage of Tumbling

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"This is done by means of tumbling barrels into which the castings, and a supply of "stars" ... Where castings are liable to crack by this tumbling about, ..."

2. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen, Reginald Brimley Johnson (1892)
"Poor Brandon ! he is quite smitten already, and he is very well worth setting your cap at, I can tell you, in spite of all this tumbling about and spraining ..."

3. Amateur Circus Life by Ernest Berkeley Balch, Ernest Berkeley Blach (1916)
"AMATEUR CIRCUS LIFE CHAPTER I tumbling tumbling is known to have great value for physical development. It is the best basis of all gymnastics. ..."

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