Somersault

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Somersault is the standard spelling of the noun denoting the acrobatic stunt involving a complete revolution of the body with the knees bent. Alternative spellings such as summersault, somersalt, and summerset appear in some dictionaries and are not completely absent from published writing, and your spell check might not catch them, but somersault is by far the most common form and is most faithful to the word’s French roots.

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