the wheel of a cart.
an acrobatic feat in which a person starts from a standing position, with arms extended, and wheels the body sideways, landing first on the hands and then on the feet and usually repeating this in a series.
Slang. any large coin, especially a U.S. silver dollar.
Slang. an amphetamine tablet.
to roll forward end over end:
The skier took a sudden spill and cartwheeled down the slope.
He was no more like the Chabert of the old box-coat than a cartwheel double sou is like a newly coined forty-franc piece.
Colonel Chabert Honore de Balzac
Say, you haven’t got a cartwheel instead of this wrapping paper, have you?
Free Air Sinclair Lewis
The brim of her cartwheel hat grated along his Derby, and they drew as close as fashion permitted.
The Gay Gnani of Gingalee Florence Huntley
Here has been cartwheel, your sweetheart; what will become of him?
The Recruiting Officer George Farquhar
Six feet o’ greaser gov’ner a-turnin’ a cartwheel in his own house!
Bring Me His Ears Clarence E. Mulford
He gave a shriek and dodged back, and a cartwheel shaved him narrowly.
The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
Of course, there were plenty of cartwheel tracks; but they told nothing of interest to the troubled hardware dealer.
Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
Serious accident; a cartwheel passes over The Widow’s child.
Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2) Thomas Mitchell
Wine and beer we have in plenty in the cellar, and the cheese I shall cut is as a cartwheel for bigness.
Not Quite Eighteen Susan Coolidge
But it was the dad and her at home I thought of, and could put my neck below the cartwheel for distressing.
The Shoes of Fortune Neil Munro
the wheel of a cart, usually having wooden spokes and metal tyres
an acrobatic movement in which the body makes a sideways revolution supported on the hands with arms and legs outstretched
(US, slang) a large coin, esp the silver dollar
late 14c., “wheel of a cart,” from cart (n.) + wheel (n.). Meaning “lateral somersault” is recorded from 1861; as a verb from 1907. Related: Cartwheeled; cartwheeling.
A dollar, esp a silver dollar (1850+)
the act or cost of carting. Historical Examples A small parlor organ is practically a necessity and can probably be procured for the cost of the cartage. Why the Chimes Rang: A Play in One Act Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden We had no railway to Donegal, fifteen miles away, and cartage was too expensive. Ireland as […]
Edmund, 1743–1822, English clergyman: inventor of the power-driven loom. his brother, John, 1740–1824, English parliamentary reformer. Contemporary Examples Rather, Cartwright said, there was a concern about “how the Iranians would perceive it,” and “how the Israelis might perceive it.” Obama Sold Israel Bunker-Buster Bombs Eli Lake September 22, 2011 Afterward, Cartwright says, he reassured Koh […]
a seaport in SE Spain. a seaport in N Colombia. Contemporary Examples In Cartagena, he adds, “these women sometimes look to meet people perhaps in the hope of going abroad and having a better future.” Colombian Cabdriver Recounts Escorts’ Reaction to Secret Service Feud Mac Margolis, Jenny Gonzalez April 20, 2012 Consider the Sixth Summit […]
(italics) French. menu; bill of fare. Compare à la carte. a playing card. Archaic. a map or chart. Richard d’Oyly [doi-lee] /ˈdɔɪ li/ (Show IPA), D’Oyly Carte, Richard. Contemporary Examples Is it just something that they have carte blanche to do as they see fit? NYPD Gives Fox News Special Protection Kelly Knaub November 30, […]